Who Is Gwilym McGrew? II

Several months ago the hardworking staff posted this under the headline “Who Is Gwilym McGrew?”:

Sunday’s Boston Globe op-ed page featured an advertorial about a virtually impenetrable National Marine Fisheries Service dustup in Gloucester. The ad – which reprinted a March 9 Gloucester Daily Times editorial – was paid for by “Gwilym McGrew, a concerned citizen.”

Plug “Gwilym McGrew” into the Googletron and you get this.

Questions? Comments? Bitter Recriminations?

Well, ladies & gentlemen boys & girls, Gwilym McGrew is now in the house.

Comment #1:

Gwilym here……..Glad to see you found me John. If you have a question feel free to reach me directly. No problem.

Comment #2:

The ad was a reprint of an editorial in The Gloucester Times.  I merely thought it should have broader exposure.

Interesting, NOAA has delayed my FOIA’s on “Catch Shares.”  They were filed in February 2010…about 7 months ago.  By law they are supposed to respond within 30 days with the information requested or provided an expectation of completing the FOIA.  I received notice the FOIA information was gathered within 2 weeks of its filing but NOAA does not want to reveal the information.  So much for this administrations transparency.  Others in Gloucester have had their FOIA’s delayed as well without explanation.  Search The Gloucester Times for articles about these.

Why delay if the information is already gathered.  If the request does not meet FOIA standards then send notice saying this.  Delay and lack of response increases the chance that the information will show inner workings of NOAA that will put them in a bad light.

Comment #3:

By the way, while I have your ear and maybe a few others in your state….I think The Globe has not covered the “catch shares” issue approriately or in the volume needed.  The Gloucester Times and the paper in New Bedford are on this because it is a local issue but the cost of seafood and the negative impact on your state’s economy is a broader issue and makes this a cause worth of coverage.  This is one of the rare issues I find myself aligning with B. Frank.  Frank gets it on this issue.  Your Gov and Senators don’t.

Kerry’s quote that the head of NOAA “is a friend of fisherman” will sink his campaign in these coastal towns when he runs for reelection.  I’m thinking of buying a few bill boards at that time in those towns to remind them of his support of NOAA on this issue when these local residents needed his support and found it lacking.  Kerry won’t be swiftboated but maybe his quote will “keelhaul” him politically.

Ah…sunshine and truth are great things.  Here is my 1 minute interview with the mayor of San Fran on the issue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR8iI4Pwj8I

So Gwilym McGrew is a bit less illusory now.

But plug “Gwilym McGrew” into the Googletron and you still get this.

(Note this, however)

Regardless. Bio, please, Gwilym.

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5 Responses to Who Is Gwilym McGrew? II

  1. Gwilym McGrew says:

    John,

    You are getting lazy. Why do I have to do the work for you? My life and “bio” is entirely online. My work history, the few contributions I have made, the articles I have reprinted for feminists, MASS fisherman, etc. My life is an open book. If you want to know about me do what you suggest others do, google me. It is all there.

    Geez man, my life is out there for all to see. Do some work if you want to know about me. Trust me, you will just find a gray haired old fat guy though.

    I love how you make my efforts seem conspiratorial. Very funny. No, I was not on the grassy knoll either. You said the following below and my comments/reaction are in ALL CAPS below as well:

    “So Gwilym McGrew is a bit less illusory now.” [JOHN, WHEN WAS I ILLUSORY OR DECEPTIVE (AS THE DICTIONARY DEFINES ILLOSORY) ? YOU MADE A NOTE OF MY REPRINT OF AN EDITORIAL IN THE GLOUCESTER TIMES. YOU WONDERED WHO I WAS. I FOUND THIS POST AND WROTE TO YOU “Gwilym here……..Glad to see you found me John. If you have a question feel free to reach me directly. No problem.” NOW HOW IS THAT ILLUSORY. I INVITED YOU TO CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ME? I THEN TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ABOUT HOW OBAMA THROUGH NOAA IS IMPLEMENTING “CATCH SHARES” NATIONWIDE AND HOW YOUR COASTAL TOWNS ARE NEGATIVELY IMPACTED. HEY, YOU HAVE A BLOG, WHAT A GREAT WAY TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO A “communication professor at Boston University and media analyst” AND DRAW HIS ATTENTION TO THIS ISSUE. I ALSO TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENSURE YOU AND YOUR READERS WERE AWARE OF KERRY’S INADEQUATE ACTION ON THIS ISSUE. NORMALLY WHEN SOMEONE LIKE MYSELF HAS A POINT OF VIEW IT IS NICE TO INFORM A “communication professor at Boston University and media analyst” OF THAT POINT OF VIEW IN HOPES OF PUTTING THIS ON THEIR RADAR SHOULD THEY WISH TO DIG INTO IT MORE. SO, “ILLUSORY,” I THINK NOT. AGAIN, MY LIFE AND ACTIONS ARE AN OPEN BOOK (GOOGLE).]

    “But plug “Gwilym McGrew” into the Googletron and you still get this.” [YES AND PLUG “John Carroll” INTO GOOGLE AND YOU FIND HIS NAME IS VERY COMMON. PERSONALLY, I LIKE MY DISTINCT NAME. AT LEAST NOONE CAN CONFUSE ME WITH THIS GUY http://www.clickorlando.com/news/24275503/detail.html

    “Regardless. Bio, please, Gwilym” [WHEN I RETIRED FROM HOLLYWOOD I STOPPED UPDATING A BIO. A BIO HAS GREAT ATTRACTION WHEN LOOKING FOR A JOB OR TRYING TO GET PRESS OR TO GIVE TO SOMEONE READING AN INTRODUCTION ABOUT YOU BEFORE YOU GIVE A SPEECH. BUT, ALAS, I AM NOT LOOKING FOR A JOB, DON’T SEEK OUT PRESS, AND AM NOT SCHEDULED TO GIVE A SPEECH. HOWEVER, IF YOU CAN GATHER A LEAST 100 STUDENTS AT YOUR COLLEGE TO LISTEN TO ME FOR 45 MINUTES I WILL FLY ON MY DIME TO SPEAK ABOUT CATCH SHARES. THE BOSTON GLOBE IS NOT DOING A GREAT JOB INFORMING BOSTON CITIZENS ON THIS ISSUE. MAYBE I CAN BRING A FEW LOCAL FISHERMAN TO SPEAK WITH ME TO EDUCATE THE CROWD. SO, IF YOU WISH TO INTRODUCE ME THEN I WILL WRITE A BIO FOR YOU. SO, I DO NOT HAVE A WRITTEN FORMAL “BIO” ANYMORE, BUT ANYONE CAN FIND ALL THAT WOULD NORMALLY BE IN A BIO BY GOOGLING ME AS YOU SUGGEST.

    SO, NO ILLUSION, DECEIT, ETC. I AM OUT THERE FOR ALL TO SEE.

    MY GUESS IS IN ANOTHER MONTH OR FOUR YOUR GOOGLE SEARCH WILL YIELD SOME FRESH RESULTS. THERE JOHN, DOES THAT HELP YOU CREATE THE ILLUSIONARY TEASE FOR YOUR READERS?

    LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE THE STUDENTS READY FOR MY PRESENTATION ON CATCH SHARES.

    FORGIVE ANY SPELLING ERRORS. I HATE TO PROOF COPY. GWILYM

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      My apologies, Gwylim. I should’ve dug deeper. I also should have used the word “elusive” rather than “illusory.” Elusive isn’t any righter, as it turns out, but it’s closer to what I meant to say.
      Best of luck with your endeavors in the future.
      -John

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  3. JonFrum says:

    Bio please? What does a ‘bio’ have to do with the issue of catch shares? Are you so used to going ad hominem that you can’t ‘discuss an issue’ without the proper background dirt?

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      What’s to get all lathered up about here, Jon? I’m just interested in the guy – don’t you think someone who buys an ad in the Globe to address a fairly obscure – but important! don’t get me wrong! – issue is interesting? I just wanted to know more about the guy and you start acting like I’m waterboarding him. Lighten up a little.

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