We are normally extremely fond of publicists, as previous posts here have shown, but Shannon Byrne's riposte to our NBCC posting is so riddled with inaccuracies (Where did we bust on Publishers Lunch? We busted on unimaginative newspapers, and used PL as the evidence; Where did we "kick the AJC"?; "pittling" is your unfortunate word, not ours; and please, feel free to verify your analysis of the petition makeup - phone calls? emails?) and demonstrates both a willful misreading of our intentions and such a thorough lack of understanding about blogs that it might almost force us to reconsider. Certainly, it shows that some people just will not let go of the blogs vs. [fill in the blank] paradigm no matter how hard one tries. (That said, given how deeply involved with the effort she is, it's understandable she might take things more personally than she should.)
Either way, we recommend that, at a minimum, she put down her newspaper for a moment and spend a little more time reading blogs before posting silliness like "Seriously, though, blogs are kind of like parasitic microorganisms which feed off of a primary host." We appreciate your passion but you are several news cycles behind, Ms. Byrne.