Every day on the front page of the Lafayette Independent, at least lately, there seem to be rather vicious, petty and personal shots being taken at the contributors of this site.
And yours truly in particular.
Today’s assault, which is a response to my McAfee post from yesterday…
NOV 20 The Hayride’s Scott McKay posts a harrowing tale of a lost, interwebz-free weekend, courtesy of that anti-virus “protection” from McAfee that nobody who knows anything about computers uses on their machines. Thank God he found a teenager at Best Buy to explain that to him. Three days without Hayride? Dang, the air was almost clear. Don’t let it happen again.
Yesterday’s shot referenced our piece from Friday about the Louisiana state troopers doing Sandy relief in New Jersey, and said it was surprising that I had a heart to warm.
They’ve ripped Tom Bonnette there, they’ve taken shots at Mike Bayham and they’ve attacked Jeff Sadow.
But what offends me isn’t the fact that Wally Pierce is passing judgement on what we write here. Compared to the usual left-wing poison pen drive-by diatribes the Independent typically publishes, what we get is mild. So we’re not going to be taking out billboards to trash their publishers or call it a “gutter newspaper organization” – somebody already did that.
No. What offends me is the pathetic amount of traffic we’re getting from the links he’s posting.
We got precisely 21 page views from the link on his front page to the state trooper piece yesterday.
21 page views? That’s embarrassing. Does anybody read Wally’s website at all? And is attempting to start fights with other Louisiana new media personalities his solution for his flaccid site traffic?
If it’s that bad buy some Google ads, ya cheap bastard.