Well, well, well! Haven’t we bloggers really got up the nose of The Bully? :-)
Touchy aren’t they? Not information they would be keen to have out there perhaps?
Touchy as the the Oz was at the critiques of their work by Grog's Gamut? I've asked the question before here, but, given that I seem to have drawn their fire publicly, I wonder if they are so touchy they will out me next? - after all, I know they've worked out who I am!
Of course I could use their own language back at them and say they are the cowards if they don't - knowing the increased readership I'd get and backlash they'd get!! But I won't.
For the record, my reasons for Island View’s anonymity are simple – I’m a small businessman trying to make a living and pay the rent in a small regional city and, believe me, publically calling the most powerful and most connected media outlet in the town to account wouldn’t be real good for business!
I may well be a coward but I’m certainly not stupid!
PS: today is more-or-less the first anniversary of Blogging Townsville and The Bully's Editorial has been the absolutely best anniversary gift!! It's given me food for another post which will now float in the blogosphere forever with a Townsville Bulletin tag and showing them for what they really are.
UPDATE: In the comments below, both Bill and Craig Thomler @ eGov AU point out that Townsville Bulletin Editor, Peter Gleeson, chooses for his Editorials to be published anonymously - just like this blog and yes, just like Grog's Gamut. See more in Craig's post here on the propensity for the mainstream media to publish material by the widely read (and often either very wise or very funny), Anon.
Craig also managed to find the Bully's editorial online here
Finally, I note that in the hardcopy Saturday Bully this morning, there were no letters and no published txt messages about yesterday's Editorial. As of this morning, there are no comments on their on-line opinion page. Doesn't sound much to me like their editorial was representing the "voice of the people" - more like the voice of someone in power who's not used to being challenged, let alone questioned or held to account.