Big Bad Blogger aka BBB
Both Bloggers and non-Bloggers alike have been equally intrigued by who the Big Bad Blogger (ingeniously shortened to "BBB") could possibly be - although I must say, anyone in his (we at least know BBB is male) right mind would confess to "giving Blogging a bad name", what with all the hullabaloo and media attention it has received...
Not that it was uncalled for. Extortion should be punishable by law (I seriously think the complainant should file a case), and so THAT coupled with the blind-item-ish article published on the Sunday PDI by journalist-blogger Margeaux Salcedo, screams of an unfolding scandal - one begging for a catharsis that will probably never come.
A Pinoy Scandal
Did you know that the word "scandal" is one of the Philippines' perennially Googled words? For some reason or another, we Pinoys prefer (or enjoy?) being in-the-know about these scandalous things. Don't we all know some friends who would even flaunt knowing about something like a secret nasty but would never tell because he's "sworn to secrecy". Ugh.
Well folks, this time around it is Ms. Salcedo's secret to keep. Or not. I saw some comments on posts floating around the blogosphere that they are already in-the-know. Flaunters. Bah! :p
Trial by Publicity
It would probably have been much different if Ms. Salcedo just simply named the PR culprit and BBB. People would have read it, would probably have been surprised, disgusted even, they'd maybe even tweet about it or post it on Facebook, but then they'd move on by the time they change their FB status.
I know for sure Anton Diaz would prefer that and save him the trouble of needing to defend himself against the mob who simply concluded it was him that Ms. Salcedo was talking about. Was it because he wasn't mentioned in the article the same way Marketman and Lori Baltazar were? Was it because he's one of the most famous food bloggers around and other were simply jealous that at the slightest hint they crossed his name and pointed fingers? I have no guess.
I only know that the "tsismis" transformed from "Who could it be?" to "Hmmm... it could be him..." jumped suddenly to, "It IS him because so and so and so..." I don't know Mr. Diaz enough to have an opinion about him, but I really wouldn't wish that upon anybody.
Trial by publicity is a bitch.
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