Thursday, March 02, 2006


I can only supposed that whole whorld now knows about what's happened to Pitchfork's Nick Sylvester. My piece: he fucked up and probably from a journalistic stand point deserves what he gets. But I can't help but feel a little bad for his public humiliation. But maybe that's the best medicine for this particular disregard for truth and proper journalism.


Blogger Amy said...

I have a hard time understanding how anyone could make his mistake given the other big journalism scandals of recent years. Didn't Sylvester see Shattered Glass for God's sake! But he is a good music writer and probably doesn't deserve to lose gigs with Pitchfork, etc. where truth doesn't much come into things.

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There seems to be a lot of speculation as to what the VV was expecting of Sylvester. His writing definitely has a tongue in cheek, unreliable narrator feel to it. I don't think he out and out fabricated anything as much as transposed conversations other people had had. He fucked up but I don't see why it should affect his writing music reviews for a separate publication. It's not like Pitchfork is some bastion of journalistic integrity. Come on, now.


11:52 AM  

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