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Nerve's "apology" and other things

Alright, so Nerve's editor-in-chief has given NCSF an apology of sorts.

'Michael Martin, Editor-in-Chief of Nerve.com stated to NCSF on June 19th:

"I'm sorry people are upset about this -- we never intended to take cheap shots at people or hurt people intentionally. We do present satirical pieces on Nerve.com but we reserve those for public figures. We did intend to preserve the confidentiality of the attendees of Leather Camp by changing their names.

"Nerve.com doesn't want to present an overly fluffy view of sexuality. Our intent is to explore sexual issues and present them fairly. We only ask that you read to the end of Letters from Leather Camp to see the entire piece before making your comments.

"Nerve.com will be combining the series into one entire piece and will put up the Comments section again on Friday, June 20th. The Comments were removed because personal details were revealed about the reporter whose name and photo is on the Nerve website. On Friday, please do send us your comments, criticisms, weigh in, and express your feelings about Grant Stoddard's piece. Feel free to send your personal comments about Grant directly to him, but in the public forum of Nerve.com, please do not post them."

Not perfect by any means, but its a start. Now I have one main goal - a public apology from Grant himself.

I think its time to write MY letters to the editor. I've restrained myself so far... everytime I tried my anger came through way too much. Lets see what I can work up now that a few days have passed. Let me know if you want to see what I write.

Again everyone, thank you. We're doing good.


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Jun. 19th, 2003 06:58 pm (UTC)
Glad that the editor is coming around; nice to see them actually be responsive to the community.

I wouldn't hold your breath on Grant publicly apologizing, but who knows? At the rate the tide is turning, Nerve may wind up sponsoring TNG3 after all!
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Jun. 19th, 2003 07:26 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, we don't have a legal leg to stand on. The disclaimer for the event had stuff on no photography, but not reporters.

It'll be there next year.
Jun. 19th, 2003 07:19 pm (UTC)
I'd love to see your letter when you write it.

Jun. 20th, 2003 01:10 am (UTC)
the nerve of nerve
Last night, I sent my letters to the 5 email addresses that had been posted....later tonight, I'll send out some more...and the next day...more....they will soon realize that they are f*cking with the wrong Jew.

IMHO, their response to you was hot air..a way to brush you and your lil leather buddies off...sorry..not good enough...full retraction of the so called article series...maybe...public apology from Grant...possibly..
but Grant is only the mud-slinger...Let them put their money where their mouths are...let them donate some of their hard earned vanilla dollars to NCSF or another worthy charity....
Jun. 20th, 2003 05:18 am (UTC)
I, too, am glad to see that the editor in Chief said *something* to the effect of an apology, but I am disappointed to see that it was rather vague. It's a start, I agree, but a little one.
IMO, it would better serve the reputation of Nerve to remove the article altogether, and possibly scold Grant (privately, or otherwise) for being such a lying fuckwad, but I'm not going to hold my breath on that. Sensantionalistic journalism *works*, though often based on lies and rife with inaccuracies, and it shouldn't.

I do think you (and other attendees that he wrote about) deserve a public apology from Grant himself, but, again, I wouldn't hold my breath.

Then again, maybe a letter or two from you to Grant would significantly spur him to apology. I hope so.

Jun. 20th, 2003 08:49 am (UTC)
well as of now, it looks like the articles have been taken down. (11:45am friday morning)

miss ya phil

tim and heather aka samantha and craig (in grant's 5th article)
Jun. 20th, 2003 09:09 am (UTC)
Oh, don't tease me like that.

The articles are still up, just collapsed into one big one. Go to nerve.com, and then look for the links. Unfortunately, its still there.

Jul. 24th, 2003 12:10 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that they wrote an apology.
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