‘We’re a fun couple’

Ed Swiderski and Natalie Bomke

Ed Swiderski and Natalie Bomke

Here is a letter I received Friday from Edward R. Swiderski III, a Chicago marketing technology executive and former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” on behalf of his girlfriend, Natalie Bomke, co-anchor of “Good Day Chicago” on Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32.

I’m posting it in its entirety without comment:

Hi Robert:

You and I haven’t met, though Natalie pointed out to me that you’ve written several posts about her (we’ve been dating for several months).  And after stumbling upon your blog tonight, it’s confirmed that you have quite the opinion of her.

I’m no stranger to journalistic tacticians such as yourself—I’ve been on the cover of 70M+ tabloids and have somewhat of an inherent thick skin when it comes to media and public opinion.  So I have to chuckle when Nat points out a blog like yours. Women are so sensitive! 🙂

Forgive me, but based on my anecdotal opinion I’m having a hard time understanding the intent of your posts.  If it’s purely just blasting local TV news personalities (slash former beauty pageant contestants), then it appears you’re achieving this—mission accomplished. But if you’re truly looking to publish engaging, informative content, then perhaps there’s something more I’m missing.

That stated, I’m a lover, not a fighter.  Natalie is one of the most driven, ambitious, career motivated professionals I’ve ever encountered…not to mention a wonderful person inside and out.  Period.  Paragraph.  If you’re interested, we’d be up for getting a drink with you some time.  We’re a fun couple, and truthfully appreciate what you do as a journalist. Perhaps we could even amplify some exposure of your column if it turns out you’re not such a bad guy.  If not, let’s just say we won’t lose any sleep. 🙂

Happy New Year!

Ed