I have to be brutally honest here. It is shameful when any writer uses their forum to abuse a child. PERIOD. I don’t care what the person’s credentials are or anything of the like. If I can tell they are writing in an irresponsible way, they will be called out on the carpet for it. I’ll be the first to do it because they make those of us who take our craft seriously look bad and we all get lumped into the same category after time has passed…
I cannot stand it when writers bully a child in the media, write an article on a movie or series they obviously did not watch all the way though, critique a musician’s album when they obviously only listened to one track, etc…These are not writers or journalists, they are bullies and armchair experts who don’t know what they are talking about. It’s that simple, and if they have a degree–shame on them. They just made their own college look VERY bad when they do this garbage. The reality is, a lot of them ignore what they were taught once they have the degree in their hand.
We saw this type of bullying when Gabrielle Douglas was attacked for her faith when she won the gold medal at the Olympics in London. They also criticized her looks this week rather than praised her for her accomplishments. Shame on those so-called reporters who brought it up. I lost respect for several of them.
They often mistake opinion for truth, diatribes for journalism and perception for reality–if they are not deliberately distorting it to suit their own purposes.
That being said, the negative commentary made about Gabrielle Douglas by these so-called “adults” is nothing more than cyber-bullying in my book. They have attacked a 16-year-old child for her faith, her hair, her looks and anything else they can think of to take the spotlight off what she accomplished in London. The people that write such tripe also put down soldiers, honest people who work to make change in society and they play armchair expert on almost any subject known to man. One can’t argue too much with them. They think they know everything. All one can do is when they find the place where they have distorted the truth, use their own words on them and make them eat that article for lunch.
I don’t care if someone worships Allah, Vishnu, God, the Great Spirit, little green men from Mars or whatever–there is never any reason on Earth to attack one’s faith, looks or their person, rather than focus on their achievements. Anyone who has nothing better to do than launch personal attacks on someone has wasted this reader’s time.
I’ve called these so-called writers on the carpet for their tripe many times and will not stop doing it as long as such irresponsible writers abound…I don’t care if it is a so-called movie critic that didn’t watch the film or series past the first few minutes (or the first episode), a music critic that OBVIOUSLY only listened to ONE track on an album and then judged the entire thing, OR the mere bully who wants to attack a person who has achieved much simply because they don’t have what it takes to get out from behind their keyboard and make a difference themselves. There are obvious ways to see who these people are. I learned to spot them years ago. They are a shame to the craft. I may not be perfect at what I do, but that is what my friends are for and they see my writing LONG before put it out there.
I feel better now…I shall now leave to go see the little man:
And to all the haters, racists and such out there–KISS MY FANNY!