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Chris Anderson: Flacks Get One Swing


Wired EIC Chris Anderson posted his own list of ghouls–his Outlook blocked list. The addresses of those who sent him unwanted press releases, added his name to distribution lists, and so on are all posted, although we didn’t see Shirley Fitzpatrick who regularly tries to entice us by promising:

she will love a massive meat in her back door!

Commenters range from innocent photographers who bought some list from a shady PR service to outraged public relations professionals.

Cyrus Afzali, commenting in the forums, suggests:

A good compromise to me would be if he’d publish a complete index of every correction Wired ever issued.

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