Tuesday, September 4, 2012

NYC's Cindy Adams takes a bite out of Charlotte

In her column today, longtime New York Post writer Cindy Adams (www.nypost.com) expresses her biting opinions of Charlotte and North Carolina. Titled "Carolina in my mind," it opens with a zinger about how North Carolina is the home of nothing.

I have been a fan of the New York Post online for ages, especially its Page Six gossip column. And it's a paper that covers The City - I love knowing what's in the news there.

I always enjoy reading the places, people and parties that are part of Cindy Adams' world. Her breezy, funny and sometimes brutal writing style has made  her a legend on the New York scene.

I did get a little steamed when I first started reading her most recent post, but then she mentioned her hotel room is in Rock Hill. She is going to be grumpy all week. I don't blame her.

Honestly, the fact that Cindy Adams is writing about Charlotte at all is kind of neat to a longtime New York Post fan like me. OK, maybe that's a stretch, but I'm trying to be gracious and think of something positive to say.

I just wish some of the Charlotteans and North Carolinians posting comments online would try to be gracious as well. Honestly, some of the responses are so rude, it's making us look worse than anything Adams could write. The world can read what they're saying. I hope their grandmothers aren't tech savvy.

You can still say what you feel without crossing the line. Sometimes you can even be bawdy while you do it. Need an example? Here's one of my favorite responses:

"You can kiss Queen Charlotte's..."

I love that the woman from Charlotte who posted it didn't write out the last word. That would have been rude. In Charlotte, going out of your way to be kind, friendly and polite is highly valued. It's so prized here, we even try to hold onto those ideals while fussing at someone.

But  to all the North Carolinians going overboard in their online disdain for Adams' article, on behalf of your grandmothers I say please, mind your manners.


13 comments:

Wiley Coyote said...

I can't imagine a liberal New Yorker even staying in SC since the NAACP has a boycott going on there.

drscrump said...

Her article was a rambling mess. I get the fact she would rather be elsewhere but she chose to be here. I doubt she will do anything but stay in your room or an uptown bar where everything is on the house. Her article was about nothing and shows that she needed to put 500 words in Tuesday's paper.

phalbe henriksen said...

I can't believe she gets paid to write! That was a mess. Someone please let her know that the highways and airplanes go in both directions.

Europeanexpat said...

Chuck U Schumer a "sane dude"? LOL

Richard Cranium said...
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New_Comment said...

Bless her heart...

The Bee Charmer said...

What a horrible, horrible, rude woman. Clearly, whatever money she's been able to lay her hands on hasn't provided any class. I hope she enjoys her stay in Rock Hill.

Marion said...

Mind your manners? Why? Because you are desperate for her approval? Because you love it's "all kind of neat" that she's writing about Charlotte even though she's completely condescending? Please.

par said...

Olivia Fortson is reaching the bottom of journalism for writing about Cindy Adams. The woman is and has been in her own little world of obscurity.

SeaShark said...

CINDY ADAMS' opinion of Charlotte and North Carolina is as intelligent, informed, and worthy of respect as her delightful hair style.

KIVETTE DEAN said...

Remember everyone. Cindy Adams is a gossip columnist for a sorry paper in NYC. Remember she writes about gossip and bullshit. She does not have a clue about true journalism or real people. So please do not get offended about what she wrote.

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