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Stevv put it quite well, "If you call someone a hypocrite, you are pretty much by definition undermining their credibility."
I don't see it that way. Even if Mr. Broderick was a hypocrite (not saying he is), it wouldn't make his own grievance with DC any less valid. It would simply make him look like.. a hypocrite
This was not "drift" nor was it a tangent designed to engage the participants in further conversation. It was a private matter.
It was no less private that Pat Broderick's matter with DC. And it IS a drift as both matters involved Broderick so it's really not inappropriate that hey exist in a single topic.
And one by Michael's own admission WASN'T LATE, they had agreed upon a new deadline, "You know, I promised the man I would give him till' Dec. 5th...so I will keep my mouth shut until that date..."
Oh horse pucky. Are you really going to split hairs that way? A "new" deadline doesn't mean the old ones weren't valid. And Michael didn't really have much choice but to wait did he? He didn't have what he paid for and just because he was gracious enough to extend his patience with a new deadline doesn't make the previous deadline(s) any less valid.
But obviously Michael doesn't have the integrity to honor his own words.
Yeah, he didn't "shut up" about it prior to the 5th as he said he would so I'll give you that much. Still, his later posts were to defend himself from those ripping him a new one for having the audacity to post a personal grievance within a thread posting a personal grievance. It's hard to keep your mouth shut when your motives are being questioned.
Just as myself and others have the right to point out you and michael are wrong.
Except that I am not wrong, and I have explained why.
Many people have gone to the trouble of explaining why they disagree with you and it is not that we, "want to trivialize it simply because it doesn't involve some big evil corporation,"
Oh? So "some fanboy getting a sketch a little later than he'd hoped.
" is NOT trivializing anything? And since you seem to know so much about it, tell me, was it in fact just a sketch? And how much did Michael pay for it? And exactly how late was it? Since you were so quick to dismiss it as a fanboy getting a sketch, am sure you can answer those questions.
if you are going to defend the man's action at least respect the arguments against it by reading them.
I have read them. See above.
Carlton stated it very well when he said, "This really isn't the place to air your personal problems with Mr. Broderick. If you have business of this nature to conduct with him, please do it via e-mail. As it is, it's coming off as if you're trying to shame him publically, and that's really ugly of you."
Again, apples and oranges. Did Broderick not come here to air HIS personal problems with DC? Did Broderick conduct HIS business with DC via email? Is Broderick not trying to shame DC publically? Michael's actions are no more or less "ugly" than Broderick's.
You and Michael obviously don't see any difference in the topic at hand and his unprofessional tactic so we'll just have to agree to disagree here.
And you obviously feel Broderick's tactics in posting this very thread is somehow the pillar of professionalism while the same tactics of another is not? I guess we will indeed have to agree to disagree.