I'll stay out of the latest When Bloggers Attack Bloggers saga, thank you.
BUT something unrelated did catch my attention in the Comments under Mr. Cote's post.
Blogger has this to say on one of the ancillary topics:
[A]re theatre bloggers putting their careers at risk by being confrontational? I received a phone call from the president of the Broadway League, simply because she didn’t agree with an adjective I used in one of my blog entries for That’s Broadway. While I know I have the right to express myself on my own blog, I must admit it gave me pause before writing about the League again.While I could not get Christina to officially confirm whom she's referring to, I'm going to go ahead and assume that by "president of the Broadway League" she means none other than Charlotte St. Martin herself--being that the League has no "President" per se, but as "Executive Director," no one outranks her.
Now if you're Charlotte St. Martin, you might have a lot to focus on these days: one out of four of all Broadway houses dark; another big musical (9 to 5) closing in September; fighting off all the angry critics you just dropped from the Tony Voter rolls. So how much time do you really have to police the blogs every day?
Let alone blogs from...Dallas, TX! Which is where Christina's "That's Broadway" is hosted, by Dallas Morning News.
The issue at hand turned out to be a small one. Here's the "offending" post (of June 4), where Christina criticized the recent Tony Awards as the Informercial it is and referred in passing to, "The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing...tenuously shar[ing] the Tony Awards." It was the word "tenuous" she got called on by Mister/Madame "President," as Christine subsequently posted in her own Comments a week later:
In the entry above, I used the word "tenuously" when describing the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing sharing the Tony Awards. Wednesday afternoon, I received a phone call from the Broadway League informing me that the relationship is stronger than ever. Glad to hear it.I suppose bloggers should be flattered, eh? Normally such B'way Bigshots reserve such finger-wagging calls for the likes of Michael Riedel and other "real" journalists (i.e. gossip columnists dignified by appearing in a print tabloid like the NY Post). So shall we take this as a sign we finally belong? Belong on their shit lists, that is.
And if so...hey Charlotte, I write about you all the time! Right here in New York City. I feel so passed over. You don't have to reach across cyberspace all the way across the country to find some blogger to "correct."