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Re: Press Scrutiny
- To: Jay Fenello <Jay@Iperdome.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Press Scrutiny
- From: Dan Goodin <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 09:32:53 -0400
- Cc: Becky Burr <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Esther Dyson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mike Roberts <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, DOMAIN-POLICY@LISTS.INTERNIC.NET, email@example.com
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The email you quoted, without permission by the way, does nothing to
confirm the supposed "coordination" you claim. How are casual chats among
reporters any different than, say, officials from ICANN, NSI, and the DOC
discussing the DNS wars over drinks (something that happens from time to
At 12:22 PM 9/7/99 -0400, Jay Fenello wrote:
>At 08:22 AM 9/7/99 , Dan Goodin wrote:
>>For the record, no one at News.com has *ever* admitted to coordinating our
>>coverage with anyone. News.com believes it has provided balanced,
>>hard-hitting coverage and analysis of DNS controversies.
>>At 08:27 PM 9/6/99 -0400, Jay Fenello wrote:
>>>First, I revealed some exchanges that I had with a
>>>reporter at News.com who admitted that the press was
>>>coordinating their coverage, and how they were biasing
>>>their stories to make them favorable to ICANN.
>> Dan Goodin <> Reporter <> CNET News.com
>> http://www.news.com <> 1160 Battery St. <> San Francisco, CA 94111
>> voice: 415-364-8176 <> fax: 415-395-9254
>Here's the relevant exchange:
>At 11:37 AM 7/10/99 -0400, Jay Fenello wrote:
>>At 04:37 PM 7/9/99 , Dan Goodin wrote:
>>>Furthermore, Joe never emails me with opinions on the
>>>matter. In contrast, I know of at least a half dozen reporters covering
>>>the NSI/ICANN debate who were not aware you were a paid consultant, and
>>>they receive lots of opinionated emails from you on the issue.
>>What reporters are you referring to?
>At 01:22 PM 7/11/99 , Dan Goodin wrote:
>>At 11:37 AM 7/10/99 -0400, Jay Fenello wrote:
>>>What reporters are you referring to?
>>Courtney Macavinta, Beth Lipton, and reporters at other
>>nationionally-distributed publications whom I do not have permission to
>At 04:36 PM 7/11/99 -0400, Jay Fenello wrote:
>>At 01:22 PM 7/11/99 , Dan Goodin wrote:
>>>Courtney Macavinta, Beth Lipton, and reporters at other
>>>nationionally-distributed publications whom I do not have permission to
>>Why am *I* a topic of discussion between
>>Seems very curious to me!
>>FWIW, it has long been observed and rumored
>>that some coordination of positions is in
>>effect at some of the larger news outlets.
>>Thanks for confirming these suspicions.
>Frankly, your comments are just the smoking
>gun. The carcass in the driveway is News.com's
>(and the rest of the media's) refusal to print
>the "untold" story about ICANN.
>In closing . . .
>I find it ironic that the more noise I make
>about the blackout, the more you try and
>justify your silence!
>If News.com were sincere, however, you would
>simply publish "the other perspectives." But
>alas, when all is said and done, your coverage
>has not changed.
>President, Iperdome, Inc. 770-392-9480
>What's your .per(sm)? http://www.iperdome.com
>"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is
>ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third,
>it is accepted as self-evident." (Arthur Schopenhauer)
Dan Goodin <> Reporter <> CNET News.com
http://www.news.com <> 1160 Battery St. <> San Francisco, CA 94111
voice: 415-364-8176 <> fax: 415-395-9254