One of the constant themes I've picked up in writing this blog for the better part of five years is the unadulterated bullshit and over-ego blowhards I've encountered. That's not entirely shocking given the subject matter; nevertheless, our so-called industry leaders in this city are borderline boobs and need to evaluate their own persona.
A few are decent people and generally know how to act, (and react); they checked their egos at the door and remembered basic principles of being cool, showing deference, and understanding that they don't have to give off some false identity when the camera isn't on or the mic is cold. Keep in mind I'm not picking out a certain person; believe me when I tell you that that there's too many to count.
They have massive egos. They sit in restaurants and blabber on how great they are. There's nothing wrong with that--ego, after all, is one of the biggest reasons and conduits that exists for them to succeed. Which is fine, only they seem intent on extending that persona ad nauseum and that only further maintains their holier-than-thou image.
Image. Let's talk about image. They're are those that thrive on being perceived as one thing and are quite the polar opposite. The common reaction from someone would be, "who cares?" how they are off stage. All they owe us is their best performance and what they do in their private life is no one's business. Fair response.
The difference is that some of those of what I'll refer to as the "main players" are complete fakers. Posers too. They are disingenuous at best and utter boorish assholes at worst. They profess to want to kiss up to you and then go sideways. You would be surprised how many of these players reside here.
A popular radio guy--several of them, actually, have gone to great lengths to discredit me. Largely, they've belittled me, this site, the readers, etc and have only further ignited my desire to expose them and their false personas. One in particular has had interns, various enablers, write me deeply personal attacks, (anonymously, of course), and threaten me legally. It didn't work largely because what I wrote was the truth and the truth is the greatest defence. I'm purposely not going to ID the guy because I have my own reasons; ultimately, you'll see down the reason why I chose to take this approach and you'll understand.
Several of you have written and delighted in me taking some of these people on; for that, I thank you and hope this is a place where some of these characters, the "major players" can be held accountable. A few of you, too, have scolded me, from time to time, as to what you view as me having an agenda and using this site to inject a vendetta, which is the furthest from the truth. There is no agenda here--not a one. And using this forum to wage a vendetta serves no purpose and only de-legitimizes the purpose of 415 Media.
We're getting bigger here. And I'm thrilled with that. I'm thrilled that other major on-line sites have picked up my stories and published my opinions, my takes, my accounts. The scoops too....oh sure, and the misses too. As I have said too numerous times nobody's perfect and while I have strived to get it right here, sometimes I've missed, and for that, I'm sorry. Fortunately, for the most part, I got it right and that's the only thing that counts.
We'll continue to do what we do here. And we'll only go further to expose the posers, the main players that, up until now, have had no one to keep them accountable. The bullshit card is longer effective. Time's up. Sunrise is beckoning and the whole world is watching.
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