Every year we used to win Worcester Magazine’s top local blog award as voted in by the readers. They didn’t like that so they got rid of the category, and turtle riders responded by voting us the top local news outlet instead, thus triggering SJWs everywhere.
After that we exposed their editor, Walter Bird, after three women who he either worked with professionally, or covered on the campaign trail, came forward to us and alleged inappropriate sexual harassment from him.
He then hired Bill Shaner to attempt to slam us once a week in his Worcesteria column, pays him minimum wage, and put him in charge of running their social media and Best of Worcester awards. And wouldn’t ya know it? After exposing Walter for being a deviant, and running afoul of Billy boy, we didn’t win best local news source this year:
We didn’t even get runner up. Worcester Magazine beat us in their own poll. And they want people to believe this was actually legitimate. Hey Walter, how bout you show the numbers? When we show poll results we do this:
Show your receipts. I know it doesn’t seem important, but a lot of businesses use their awards to attract new business. If you’re doing this to us then who else are you doing it to?
I don’t really care because we all know that Turtleboy got the most votes. They just can’t stomach the idea of handing me an award and admitting that we beat them in their own reader’s poll. Because make no doubt about it – we won. There is a 0.0% chance more people decided to vote for Worcester Magazine than us. Worcester Magazine doesn’t cover news, they cover Turtleboy. It’s why they write about us constantly. It’s why they tried so hard to discredit our coverage of the Trooper scandals, and why Billy Shaner went to all of the court dates with Michael Gaffney. Because they know we ARE the news, and their job is report on us.
But it they’re doing this to us, who else are they doing this to? As far as I’m concerned the whole process is illegitimate. Look at who won most of the awards and you’ll see that almost all of them are Worcester Magazine advertisers. Yet they’re passing it off as some sort of legitimate voter’s poll, and businesses then use these awards to attract new customers. What’s that called again? Oh yea, fraud.
Anyway, you people all know that we’re the top local news outlet, it’s just funny to watch them rig their own awards because they can’t stomach admitting that we’re better than them. Sad.
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