To recap: Yesterday, we were forwarded a splenetic rant purporting to be the lead essay for the Village Voice‘s forthcoming Pazz & Jop Poll; we figured its hackery and misdirected vitriol made it too over-the-top for it to be legit; then we found some curious Microsoft Word info that made us wonder if it was, lord help us, actually considered for publication. Today, we’ve received a few tips alleging that the piece did, in fact, come from a source inside the Village Voice Media empire; according to our sources, the essay was penned by VVM bigwig/roller hockey enthusiast Bill Jensen (pictured), then rejected by New York-based editors Rob Harvilla and David Blum, before being sent to us. Who leaked it our way, and whether or not this is just some boneheaded attempt at viral marketing for the VVM poll, is still a mystery; for now, let’s all take comfort in the fact that a higher-up at the nation’s largest chain of weeklies can’t tell the difference between us and our New York-centric, stalk-happy siblings. Way to keep your fingers on that “hyper-local” pulse, guys.
Roller-Hockeying “Voice” Editor’s Attempt At A Verbal Cross-Check Deserves A Penalty
February 1st, 2007 // 5 Comments