Every now and then there’s a story posted here that opens the flood-gates on some person we’ve written about, mentioned or alluded to. This in many cases causes great suffering and results in people saying to each other: “AgencySpy. Those guys are straight-up assholes.” Comes with the territory.
Well, fine. When you run a thing that owns a nefarious perception, it stands to reason that you’d also have that perception. So on the one side we’re known for having all the inside dirt. Which we do. On the other we’re jerks for writing stories and, essentially, mentioning names of other human beings who live and play in the advertising space. I guess we are jerks. Well, not Kiran, just me. If you need someone to hate, let it be me.
But before you send me that snide tweet, enraged email or furtive stare from across the room, try taking a deep breath and asking me (or Kiran agencyspy[@]mediabistro.com goes to both of us) to moderate a particular story. If someone is libeled, we always remove the comment(s). Every time. You just have to ask. Commenters, we love you, but we can’t have you saying things that fall into the libel category. Via Dictionary.com:
a. defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures.
b. the act or crime of publishing it.
c. a formal written declaration or statement, as one containing the allegations of a plaintiff or the grounds of a charge.
If you see anything on this site that falls into that category, let us know. Things get by us, but we’re always on call.