Malcolm X once called the media “the most powerful entity on earth.” He continued that “they have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power.” Yesterday, I received an email from my friend in the UK, NML. She shared with me how the publication, The Daily Mail Newspaper, ran an article about her blog. Now, this sounds great on the surface doesn’t it? I mean, this brings attention to your writing and hard work as a blogger, right?
Well, in this case the newspaper printed negative things about her blog and what NML described as all out lies. On her blog, Tired of Men…, NML talks about the everyday life of a black woman living and dating in the UK. Well, The Daily Mail printed an article titled, “Don’t get mad, get E-venge!” describing her as a bitter woman seeking revenge or “e-venge” on an ex-fiancé. She was listed along with a few other lady bloggers as basically being vindictive vixens of the blogging community. To make matters worse, they didn’t even mention the names (urls) of the blogs so that readers can decide for themselves who is bitter.
I’m writing this post in support of NML because she’s has never come across as bitter in the two years or so that I’ve been reading her blog. I’m usually laughing because of her great sense of humor when I visit. Besides, in the past she talked about different encounters on her blog, and not just one person. These days, it’s all about her family and precious little one. So, in the words of Charles Wright, NML “express yourself…and whatever you do, do it good.” If you want to read more about the article, check it out on her website. Enjoy your weekend. Peace~