FOOD FIGHT: ang kuwento ng mga CRABloggers at ang mga Haka-Haka ng Utak TALANGKA
since Margaux's article was essentially
a foodie version of a Ricky Lo blind item,
the bloggers, gregarious by nature,
just had to guess who her "Big Bad Blogger" was,
and most assumed that BBB slyly referred to
was the most popular food blogger in the country,
my kumpare, Anton Diaz of OAP, Our Awesome Planet.
What followed on the discussion boards on
Facebook, Twitter, Plurk, and on the more popular blogs,
was nothing short of an embarrassment for our blogging community.
So many people, without any evidence, just got on the bandwagon,
and like brainless viruses, infected and inflicted my friend
with all sorts of allegations and even some very
pompous "I told you so" statements.
Margaux's article cast aspersions and doubts
practically on every popular blogger;
her article, ripe with "MAYBE"s and assumptions and hypotheses,
would have better served the Pinoy Blogosphere
if she had just named names.
And so the guessing game continued,
all the while, hurting innocent people by innuendo.
Carlos Celdran, in his inimitable manner, did the right thing,
and asked the blunt question on everyone's mind,
and our Awesome Anton,
often the "usual suspect" in these blind items,
quietly, maturely, simply stated that he's not BBB and moved on.
And unless we have proof, or until Margaux names names,
the curious bloggers (and readers) should all do the same.