The Dominion Post has this column on Fridays called the Diary [offline*]. It’s written by some anonymous staffer and is supposed to be a witty and irreverent take on minor happenings over the last week.
We’re clearly getting under someone’s skin there, because this week they’ve taken a potshot at us over Trevor Mallard commenting on David Farrar’s Kiwiblog but not The Standard. They put this down to our site being ‘suffocatingly dull’.
Coming from the Dom I’d take that as a compliment, but the truth is Trevor’s actually commented here a number of times. Here’s one, two, three, four, five examples from this year alone – one of them even in conversation with the Dom’s blogger of choice, David Farrar.
Now I’m sure it’s hard being part of a dying medium. I feel your pain, anonymous Diarist. But when you can’t even perform the one remaining claim to authority you have fact-checking you’ve got to wonder why you even bother getting out of bed in the morning.
Honestly, what a pack of clowns.