As the world celebrates a remarkable victory by Michael Phelps at the Beijing Olympics yesterday, LA TIMES' writer - Bill Plaschke - continues to take negative potshots at the Olympic Champion.
As I noted in a post yesterday, Plaschke called Phelps a "dork".
Today, he continued with his negative jabs at America's darling.
First, for some inexplicable reason, he found it necessary to knock the swimmer by noting that he was busted for a DUI once.
If that wasn't disagreeable enough, he proceeded to not only make reference to a "broken" wrist in the past but - inferred somehow - that behind the incident some dark secrets hid in the shadows yet to be revealed.
To top it off, he made fun of a moustache that Phelps once sported.
Then, he summed up by asserting that Phelps was "still a dork."
Obviously, Plaschke is jealous of Michael Phelps!
Notwithstanding, Plaschke is undoubtedly one of those demented individuals who has to tear other people down in order to raise himself up.
When the hack writer at the daily looks in the mirror in the morning, though, he is faced with an ugly sight.
Staring back at him is the face of a man who never wrote the great American novel or received any accolades (or respect) from his peers.
He also has to reconcile the fact that he has stolen ideas from other writers in order to keep his own creative juices flowing.
Yes, I have proof!
As to Phelps, he has the grace to turn the other way.
That's the difference between a good sport and a bad one.
As the world honors a great athlete today, in social circles around the country, Americans are talking in disgust about Bill Plaschke.