Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski went on a mini-twitter-tirade against Wizard today:
More shoddy, sensationalistic reporting in the new Wizard. Let them retweet that as it seems this is where they’re getting all their “news”. (source)
@jengrunwald With that kind of misinformation, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was a Wizard podcast. (source)
@richjohnston I think the industry as a whole is allergic to Wizard these days. (source)
Now it’s really easy to call someone out for “shoddy” reporting, but it’s a lot more difficult to say what somebody did wrong and what the truth is. So I tweeted Mr. Cebulski, asking “have you said what they got wrong yet or just that they got something wrong?” He, unsurprisingly, has not replied.
To put it quite bluntly, it’s ridiculously irresponsible to accuse someone of bad reporting without providing any evidence to back it up. When you don’t back up a claim like that, it looks more like Wizard published something true that Cebulski didn’t like, and since he has nothing factual to refute it with, he turns instead to trying to drag their name through the mud. It’s a pretty standard — but sleazy — tactic.
But he didn’t stop at accusing them of flawed reporting. (more…)