I had no idea a blog post would rile up so much.
Lots of people responded to/commented on the now infamous Vanity Fair article well before I; for some reason it was my post that ignited the conversation.
And that's the most important thing - this week's turn of events led to a conversation and celebration of Cincinnati, our cultural forays, our history and a multitude of other great things happening inside the I-275 beltway.
God, that's awesome.
Like I've said in some of my tweets - I didn't ask to be the messenger, and this whole fiasco isn't about who was first or who was last.
It's about how much we all love our city.
As far as I can tell, that puts us all on the same side; I can't figure out why some of the comments I've read had a tone that made me feel differently.
Regardless, thanks for the comments, the criticism and the celebration of my blog post.
And a big thanks to Vanity Fair for actually responding to the uproar and providing a link to my blog on your site. I guess this isn't the time for me to burst out into a, "You like me! You really like me!", huh?
I think maybe next week I'm going to take on a posthumous Mark Twain for his remark that Cincinnati is 20 years behind the curve.
That guy didn't know a thing.
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Just wanted to say I enjoy the hell out of your blog. So well written. I stayed out of the whole VF debate but enjoyed watching your responses on here and on Twitter. Keep it up.
Wow Vanity fair posted a link to your blog! Impressive!
I think it is a "win" for Cincinnati that VF even posted a response. While I didn't have a strong reaction to the initial article, the response seemed like the reply of a child (both from the magazine and AA).
It would have been one thing if they just made note of the ruckus that was raised, but to come back with the attitude they did shows a real lack of tact and professionalism. It also shows that both AA and the editors were getting flack for the amount of noise people were making.
Sure, they responded but they still went with the snark. Ah well, their loss.
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