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1 EPR-radar  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:00:13pm

Very sleazy.

All hope is not lost —- the fake pro-scientology comments have been getting significantly negative marks from the commenters.

2 dragonath  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 7:05:55pm

The Atlantic became a whole different animal after it was moved from Boston to Washington, D.C. It lost a lot of its literary character, most of its old staff, and in the process became a very insular, insider, beltway media magazine.

Not that long ago, the Atlantic was caught giving leadership “salons”, which in the Atlantic’s words are

“private conversations among thought leaders.”

which are corporate sponsorships worth thousands of dollars.

According to TPM, hundreds of these “salons” have been going on since 2003. This is not conducive to good journalism, obviously.

It’s worth noting that the owner of the Atlantic has a brother who is a senator in Colorado.

3 Argaman  Mon, Jan 14, 2013 8:45:24pm

I just clicked on the link, and it reads: “We have temporarily suspended this advertising campaign pending a review of our policies that govern sponsor content and subsequent comment threads.” I hope this means they’ve decided to kill the fake story completely.

4 Jimmah  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 6:31:09am

iceweasel says that as far as she’s concerned, the atlantic went into the toilet when it hired glibertarian Megan Macardle.


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