This is not “hate mail”, nor have you been bombarded with “hate mail.” Your Facebook page was not “hacked” (you foolishly abandoned it and people are still posting on the wall). People are not “horrible.” Rather, you are the recipient of well-deserved righteous indignation by people who are sick and tired of having self-serving thieves like you appropriate their work without permission or fair compensation. Ms. Gaudio was under no obligation to “give you a chance” (although she certainly displayed a level of professionalism, patience and maturity many others wouldn’t). Your “chance” was abrogated when you consciously chose to steal another individual’s intellectual property. Indeed, your “chance” was lost when you first conceived of your criminal enterprise of “sourcing” others’ works without permission or fair compensation.
Please be assured that this tempest will never die. You have abandoned the right to appropriate any one else’s work ever again. If you choose to continue Cooks Source, I will make it my personal mission to inform every advertiser and distribution point of your true business strategy. I doubt that many of them would appreciate being associated with your criminal enterprise.
If you choose, in any way, to again be involved in any publishing endeavor, I will be sure to inform your employer, advertisers and distributors of you malfeasance in running Cooks Source. I doubt that any potential employer, advertiser or distribution point would be interested in associating with an individual so lacking in morals, decency and temperament.
If you choose to try to reenter the public sector, you can be sure that I will be testifying to that town’s Board of Selectmen. I will review your past performance in the public sector, the conditions of your last firing as a conservation agent, and your arrogance, hubris, haughtiness and ignorance in running Cooks Source. I doubt that any public official would be willing to hire an individual so lacking in character.
Do not delude yourself into believing that you are a victim of Ms. Gaudio, Facebook, or thousands of your fellow citizens on the Internet. You are the only one responsible for the situation you are now in. You have made your bed. Now it is time for you to lie in it.
P.S. If your responses to Ms. Gaudio, your Facebook posts or your statements on your website are indicative of your editing skills, you may want to choose another career. Your discombobulated prose, poor grammatical construction, misspellings and lack of knowledge of punctuation would not be acceptable for an eighth grade student. Your use of language is certainly not acceptable for an editor with over three decades’ experience.