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Local Media Fight!

Every so often members of the local media get a little fed up with one another and since they've all got platforms to speak their mind, it inevitably turns into a public spat. Normally Howard Eskin is involved, but not this time! We've got an Inquirer guy vs a Daily News guy. Even though they basically work for the same company... the claws have come out.

John Gonzalez fired the first salvo in a column where he was essentially chastising the media for chastising fans that boo. I don't always agree with Gonzo, but I think he's got a point here. I get annoyed by fans that boo at stupid times(like Cole Hamels in his first start) but at the same time, I don't really need a lecture from a my local media about it. But I digress, here was the specific line that started the war...

Many media types I know hold the fans in contempt. It's sad when, say, a cheese-heavy local baseball blogger thinks he knows it all but fails to see himself for what he is: a glorified stenographer with a bloated ego and a sweet gig.

He's presumably referring to Daily News Phillies beat writer David Murphy who calls his "blog" on Philly.com "High Cheese." I'm guessing that calling him a "glorified stenographer" is saying that all he does is write what happened in the game, grab a quote or two and call it a night.

Murphy wasn't going to let that slide...

He fired back on twitter.

If this dude's radio show was half as bad as his column, I can understand why he was such a failure.

This is apparently in reference to the fact that Gonzalez once co-hosted the midday show on 97.5 The Fanatic, but doesn't anymore.

We'll have to see if this escalates... In the meantime I might start my own feud. I think I'll go after that guy who writes Bleeding Green Nation. He sucks.