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RE: "Assclown"?? Let's get a few things straight....

I certainly appreciate you weighing in and your comments.

But with all due respect, also incredibly self serving.

"We never advertise as a result of coercion or extortion, nor do we ever give freebies to reviewers, either as a reward for a favorable review or in order to provoke a favorable review."

Absolutely no body here thinks you have or do. This was not even up for debate.

"To view the depiction of actual occurrences as vague slurs against an entire industry indicates to me that the piece wasn't read carefully.."

Perhaps you should read John Atkinson's comments more carefully because he was crystal clear:

I quote:

"Personally I am sickened by the "pay-to-play" ethos that
is becoming endemic in the publishing industry and I felt that Art's
humorous approach worked well at signalling where we stood on this issue."

And by the way, nobody to the best of my knowledge was accusing Stereophile of anything here!!! It was simply note then when you get on a high horse, someone is naturally going to try knock you off it.

And lastly, the reference to assclown was clearly to these amateur, unpaid "reviewers"..which I stand by 1000 percent.



Edits: 05/22/16 05/22/16

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