Thursday, February 02, 2006

True Defamation

Evidently Greg Clifford, chief operating officer for Every Tribe Entertainment, and Neela Banerjee, New York Times Reporter, need to take a course in remedial reading. I wonder what it will be like when their eyes are opened up to the vast and wonderful world of satire. What a universe of pleasure and reading delight they are missing! Their understanding of Kevin Bauder's remarks, as reported in the NYT, is woefully inaccurate.

I really do not expect the press to read and report on someone's statements as a student of the humanities would; that would be adding in complexity and subtlety, which does not work well in mass media.

But I am outraged that Clifford would inform the Times of Bauder's article and his "reporting it to the F.B.I." (as it appears that is exactly what he did in the article). This is somewhat akin to one Christian recommending to Nero another believer who he thinks would burn well in the emperor's garden.

Maranantha.

HT: Ben Wright

16 Comments:

Anonymous Joel said...

I wonder if their PR is bad or if it is really, really good. You know?

2/02/2006 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger Ryan Martin said...

I tend to suppose that it is really, really good.

2/02/2006 09:24:00 AM  
Blogger Ryan Martin said...

I had better be careful, lest they call the F.B.I. about me too.

2/02/2006 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Joel said...

The FBI are all over you anyway, you just don't know it.

2/02/2006 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger Don said...

Joel, is that why you pulled Unknowing??

Just wondering...

Regards
Don Johnson
Jer 33.3

2/02/2006 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Joel said...

The FBI . . . actually, if I told you that I'd have to kill you, Don, and Canada is too far away.

2/02/2006 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Ryan Martin said...

Now, Don, the appropriate thing to do after Joel's comment there is for you to call the Canadian equivalent of the F.B.I.

2/02/2006 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Joel said...

When I saw the comment Don made, and understood the insinuation, I called the RCMP right away. Don is probably sitting in a very small room right now, wishing Doug would swing by and help him escape, or at least bring him a doughnut.

2/02/2006 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Ben said...

I've been hoping someone would let fly a Freudian slip and type FBFI.

2/02/2006 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Ryan Martin said...

Funny, Ben. You're messed up, and I love you for it.

2/02/2006 12:19:00 PM  
Blogger lilrabbi said...

LOL

This whole thing sounds like something Joel would put in a sci-fi novel.

2/02/2006 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Come to think of it, I haven't had any donuts since yesterday... Joel, how did you do that??

You must've actually complained to CSIS (which is our secret super spy agency... don't ask me what it means, I just see it in the newspaper and everyone is supposed to know...).

I miss the Fundamentarlia Chronicles... will there be more?

Regards
Don Johnson
Jer 33.3

2/03/2006 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Joel said...

I'm working on something. I just don't want to do something with a dumb idea. If you force it, it comes out bad.

2/03/2006 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Randy Alcorn's complaint that Jason Janz didn't go to ETE? Shouldn't he be equally -- nay more -- outraged that ETE (1) Didn't go the Bauder and (2) took their case before "the unjust (FBI), and not before the saints?"
The silence is deafening!

2/03/2006 01:05:00 PM  
Blogger Ryan Martin said...

I hesitate to speak fully my intuition concerning these men.

2/03/2006 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

I can't believe I missed this whole bit! Too busy these days, and Don stuck up in Canada without a good STARBUCKS!

2/28/2006 12:55:00 PM  

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

True Defamation

Evidently Greg Clifford, chief operating officer for Every Tribe Entertainment, and Neela Banerjee, New York Times Reporter, need to take a course in remedial reading. I wonder what it will be like when their eyes are opened up to the vast and wonderful world of satire. What a universe of pleasure and reading delight they are missing! Their understanding of Kevin Bauder's remarks, as reported in the NYT, is woefully inaccurate.

I really do not expect the press to read and report on someone's statements as a student of the humanities would; that would be adding in complexity and subtlety, which does not work well in mass media.

But I am outraged that Clifford would inform the Times of Bauder's article and his "reporting it to the F.B.I." (as it appears that is exactly what he did in the article). This is somewhat akin to one Christian recommending to Nero another believer who he thinks would burn well in the emperor's garden.

Maranantha.

HT: Ben Wright

16 Comments:

Anonymous Joel said...

I wonder if their PR is bad or if it is really, really good. You know?

2/02/2006 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger Ryan Martin said...

I tend to suppose that it is really, really good.

2/02/2006 09:24:00 AM  
Blogger Ryan Martin said...

I had better be careful, lest they call the F.B.I. about me too.

2/02/2006 09:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Joel said...

The FBI are all over you anyway, you just don't know it.

2/02/2006 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger Don said...

Joel, is that why you pulled Unknowing??

Just wondering...

Regards
Don Johnson
Jer 33.3

2/02/2006 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Joel said...

The FBI . . . actually, if I told you that I'd have to kill you, Don, and Canada is too far away.

2/02/2006 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Ryan Martin said...

Now, Don, the appropriate thing to do after Joel's comment there is for you to call the Canadian equivalent of the F.B.I.

2/02/2006 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Joel said...

When I saw the comment Don made, and understood the insinuation, I called the RCMP right away. Don is probably sitting in a very small room right now, wishing Doug would swing by and help him escape, or at least bring him a doughnut.

2/02/2006 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Ben said...

I've been hoping someone would let fly a Freudian slip and type FBFI.

2/02/2006 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Ryan Martin said...

Funny, Ben. You're messed up, and I love you for it.

2/02/2006 12:19:00 PM  
Blogger lilrabbi said...

LOL

This whole thing sounds like something Joel would put in a sci-fi novel.

2/02/2006 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Come to think of it, I haven't had any donuts since yesterday... Joel, how did you do that??

You must've actually complained to CSIS (which is our secret super spy agency... don't ask me what it means, I just see it in the newspaper and everyone is supposed to know...).

I miss the Fundamentarlia Chronicles... will there be more?

Regards
Don Johnson
Jer 33.3

2/03/2006 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Joel said...

I'm working on something. I just don't want to do something with a dumb idea. If you force it, it comes out bad.

2/03/2006 07:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember Randy Alcorn's complaint that Jason Janz didn't go to ETE? Shouldn't he be equally -- nay more -- outraged that ETE (1) Didn't go the Bauder and (2) took their case before "the unjust (FBI), and not before the saints?"
The silence is deafening!

2/03/2006 01:05:00 PM  
Blogger Ryan Martin said...

I hesitate to speak fully my intuition concerning these men.

2/03/2006 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

I can't believe I missed this whole bit! Too busy these days, and Don stuck up in Canada without a good STARBUCKS!

2/28/2006 12:55:00 PM  

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