So here's the deal.
I've been receiving a TREMENDOUS amount of heat for posting an article from Newsday about a Great Neck family who allegedly set up a phony cancer charity for personal financial gain.
Some of the genius rebuttals that have been passed down to me have included:
"OMG, (The family's daughter) IS MY ROOMMATE FROM COLLEGE, TAKE IT OFF!"
"YOU'RE SO FUCKED UP, THEY DIDN'T DO IT! DELTE IT NOW"
So, allow me to defend myself.
I do not know the family, abroad daughter, etc.
I did not accuse them of any crime, nor maliciously attack anyone.
I simply saw a news article that disgusted me, and decided to share it with my readers, as it is relevant to our community, an entertaining piece of news, and if true, a grave injustice.
To those people who insist I remove the post (who courageously approached me through my room mate and others) I say this:
1. How about you bother Newsday for reporting the news.
2. Better yet, tell the family to stop setting up fake charities to make a profit...just joking.
But like, really? That's like me being accused of murder and telling New York Times to not report it because it wasn't proven in a court of law.
This family has a right to defend themselves like everyone else.
Hopefully the Winstons didn't commit the heinous misdeed, or the daughter that people are friends with didn't know her parents were doing it, whatever.
But as person who has lost two beloved grandparents to cancer, I had a moral obligation to post it. It was not to attack anyone, it was to do the right thing.
Clearly, the whole situation pissed me off.
But I guess it was true what Brandon said to me-
"Just be happy people you don't even know are reading your blog and responding, you asshole"
So, no apologies.