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Blast From Buffalo Reporter Exposes Our Vanity

As you’ve probably figured out by now, we’re living in an increasingly egocentric world.  It’s 2010 and all of us, in our tweeting, blog meta tagging and facebook friending glory, are legends in our own minds.  We’re so important and relevant that we were even voted collectively as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.

So, when someone dares to challenge our elite celebrity status or question our worthiness as it were, well at that point it’s “Go” time.  That’s precisely what happened in Buffalo yesterday.  An e-mob of Sabres fans shouted a loud “Do You Know Who I Am!” to a mainstream newspaper guy who by technology standards still parties like its 1999.

After some unsubstantiated hearsay about Derek Roy supposedly striking Tim Connolly in the face at Ryan Miller’s charity event gained some legs courtesy of a tweet from former Sabre and current ESPN reporter Matthew Barnaby, Buffalo News reporter John Vogl apparently was frustrated by his due diligence obligation on the matter.

It’s not preferable for those who report the news to become the news, but that’s exactly what happened following Tuesday’s Sabres practice, when Vogl unloaded some epic anti-twitter blasts for the ages in his blog. 

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