The United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) Facebook administrator has thrown a wobbly. Read through their comments on this thread relating to a Cricinfo piece about the organisation written by Peter Della Penna.
Essentially, the administrator believes that Della Penna and the managing editor of digital media at ESPN, Martin Williamson, are ‘bloggers’ and therefore not protected by law should they criticise USACA. They accuse Williamson of being a ‘fly by night’ journalist on the grounds that he wasn’t a journalist until 1996.
They do a line in discardation which even Giles Clarke would be jealous of:
“Today for the first time in USA Cricket history. The fake press has been tasked and is no longer relevant. This page is the official page of USA Cricket. All news updates and concerns should be addressed here. Martin, Peter etc. have been made obsolete.”
At one point an informant is ‘silenced’ and they consider 2,900 page views to constitute ‘going viral’.
“By advertising standards we have blow the top off most internet cricket sites.”
However, we can’t choose between these two as a our favourite line:
“I am an American and no one gets the best of me.”
“you have never called me. I return all calls. I get thousands.”
Thanks to Jayne and others for pointing this out to us.