Thanks Audrey for the heads up on Fade In Magazine’s Response to the recent article in The Wrap entitled Are Aspiring Writers Being Lured With Promises Fade In Can’t Keep? which I blogged about last week.
After having received the following from Audrey…
You have a link to “Fade In response,” which does not go to Fade In Magazine’s response*, which is at – www.fadeinonline.com – It is illegal to disseminate defamatory and libelous information from a third party**. I understand why it’s newsworthy but would appreciate you also link to and or give Fade In’s side to the story***. If not, I’ve been instructed**** to contact our lawyers to send you a letter to remove the deragatory [sic] statements*****, as mediabistro****** and other sites******* have had to do in order not to be sued*******. I hope you understand. Please read my letter from the editor at www.fadeinonline.com and click on the links. You may understand better.*********
…I was left scratching my head about what I wrote in my blog post that was derogatory, defamatory or libelous (I’ll wait for the lawyers to let me know) and of course felt compelled not only correct the errant link, but also to make sure you are aware and have a chance to read Fade In Magazine’s response which begins, Did a new entertainment media competitor maliciously attack Fade In and its editor in chief in order to attract readers to its new website or is there something more sinister going on besides sloppy reporting? You decide.
So, read the other side of the story which I think you will find interesting and informative and a deep dive on the interworkings of online media magazines. – Don
update: For what it’s worth, MediaBistro still has their article on this up.
*That was the only response at the time
**ain’t been proved.
****instructed by who? Zorgon? The Voice in your head?
*****What deragatory or derogatory statements?
******mediabistro’s article is still up.
*******nope, just two dorky sites have posted about this.
********Bring it. Hollow threat. Seriously, “put my link up or I’ll sue you.” Please have your lawyer contact me. You are pathitic and whiney.
*********see above response.