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Bay Buzz loses a reader



ST. PETERSBURG -- We here at Bay Buzz are very saddened by the news that one of our frequent commentators has decided we are no longer worth his time.

Political activist Peter Schorsch, who serves as the co-campaign manager for mayoral hopeful Jamie Bennett, has decided to give up Bay Buzz. Oh, no!

Schorsch, for you non Bay Buzz junkies, often comments on posts using the name saintpetersblog.

"After much consideration and soul-searching, I have come to the decision that I am going to boycott the Bay Buzz blog on The St. Petersbug Times website," Schorsch wrote on his blog this weekend.

In a lengthy rant, Schorsch disses Bay Buzz editor Heather Urquides for not knowing his friends. (Heather hangs out at Bella Brava, too, Peter. Why not say hello next time?)

He also doesn't like us bringing up his past.

"I am not giving up the Bay Buzz blog because I disagree with the perspective often offered by the writers on the Bay Buzz blog," he wrote. "I disagree with always linking my name or any of my colleagues' names to a singular past story as if one moment can define a person. I stole some campaign money once. I was punished for it. I've come back from that incident. But that's not who I am. Offer a broader view."

But Schorsch's biggest problem, apparently, is you -- our passionate commentators.

"The libelous, offensive comments that are posted by anonymous writers are so hurtful that I would be lying if I said they did not effect me," Schorsch wrote. "There are also several p----- on there who do nothing but re-post my mugshot from when I am was in trouble. And there are the douchebags, like Jim Donelon, on there who do nothing but tear everyone down. And that's his and their right, but I would never sit next to them at a bar. I would never have them over to my house. They're losers. They're dorks. I would beat the s--- out of them, in a heartbeat, if there were no repercussions. I don't want to be associated with anonymous dorks."

Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer



[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:49am]


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