Well I don't believe writing a ton of commentary will overwhelm me. So I will try my best to disect this mess and address some of your illusory positions which are completely untrue or lack merit.
Let me help you understand when you describe certain articles published on another site as "shoddy" "crap" "pathetic" it is not a raving endorsement. As a paid employee for a site you are also nut swinging from whatever sack your paid by is that it. Last time I checked that is the game that is being played right. The facts were that none of you dip****s had the balls to alert people this was possibly happenning and the possible closure of a magazine. Even though you knew....problem is you did not think they were gonna shut-it down and hence you kept your mouth shut right.
I spoke to the Publisher as a friend and the topic came up their is no personal interest other than a social discussion. Interesting you call someone else's article "crap." I find that very unprofessional to say the least and will remember that for future use on topics you author.
Comment:No “agenda” per say. However, I count those at PBM as friends and I’ve written a blog and assisted with testing for the magazine for over a year. So I do have a vested interest, if you will. Oh, and the original "news article" from Performance Boats was wrong, lacked content and mis-led the reader.
The word "friends" in your arena is used loosely I'd imagine as I would not say such things in an open forum about other peoples work.
The way I see it you do what ever suits your personal financial agenda shhh keep quiet right. What about all the subscribers if you knew this **** was coming down being the insider at Powerboat you should have spoken up. Last time I checked it was fraud to know a company was going to continue accepting subscriptions and advertisers who are paying money and remain silent.
Give me a break if anything Matt T. says he knew about this pending sale months before but never said anything. That's right let all the saps pay their subscription dues including the advertisers who must pay for fees and then close the magazine. That is fraud and depending on the intent might even rise up to criminal conduct.
See below statement for an admission of the facts:
I would assume those reading information (on here or any other website) would appreciate Matt's FIRST HAND actual knowledge of the FACTS of the case as he can provide through his capacity as a writer for Powerbaot Magazine. "Article Police"? Hardly. But I see nothing wrong with someone pointing out the facts of the case and bringing to light mis-information. And I do think he presented his opinions and inside knowledge of the case in a pretty matter-of-fact manner. "Broke the news first"? Rumors had been flying for over a month. Anyone could have posted that. Most have more integrity to post rumors with out specific facts of those rumors.
Well I would want to know something many companies put out press releases if even to garner support for an acquisition or fend off a hostile buy. This was definitely not a friendly acquisition it was done to kill off an icon magazine to me by absorbing the subscriptions into other more valued publications of that group.
What was untrue about the sale of Powerboat magazine...Answer: Nothing it was true....plus the uninformed interested parties subscribers and advertisers would definitely want to know something is up before giving up their hard earned money as a donation.Ah! So you do get the point we're trying to make! A little more info instead of a mis-leading blurb (that again, was not true) would have been better for Pwerbt to publish.
You're missing the point. I agree it is newsworthy. And I agree newspapers report on buy-outs and acquisitions of companies all the time. However, I fail to see in any legitimate, respected media source where “rumor” is the acceptable source of information. And I would say that if a major paper printed a sale actually occurred, when it hasn’t yet (regardless if it was pending), I would guess there would be some litigation to follow. Bottom line...Should've gotten the facts straight or confirmed it before it was printed. The source was wrong...It hadn't happened yet.
It certainly did not hurt anyone quite the contrary it certainly let people know of a pending sale far earlier than Bonnier would have liked...tooo friggen bad for [Bonnier] them.
I just like to know what someone's underlying agenda is and thank you for making that crystal clear.I routinely check in on many boating related websites and reply to topics I find relative. I "spew diatribe" for RDP as an employee (paid to write editorials), just as I had for Powerboat.
And in the end Kap, I really don't understand why you would want to defend an article that was wrong and short on substance. Not like Matt or I (or anyone else for that matter) are attacking PB as a whole. Just the story. It was sh!t in an attempt to have "breaking news"...Kinda pathetic. Breaking news is great! And if you're going to play that game, make damn sure you're going to get the facts right or else suffer the ridicule of a shoddy article.
How else could you explain the aftermath wherein you go on a tirade about how they did not have the courtesy to do this or that and give notice etc.... Welcome to the corporate world/office....I don't agree with it but it is reality today.
I will truly miss all the great articles from the staff at Powerboat magazine....Jason J. Bob T. Dick D. and Matt T.[Even though I disagree with him here I enjoyed his articles very much.]
It sure is funny to watch the wolves trying to pounce on the sheep now that the shepard is gone....So I toast to Powerboat Magazine always a legend and closely guarded issue in our home.