||04/23/12 02:52 PM
Originally Posted by Jason Tate
I did reach out to the label. And we got a response ... which also ended up being factually untrue. I also emailed the contact information I had for the band (did not get a response there ... got a blog post instead). It's how we, and hundreds of publications, have handled a developing story for years ... it's process journalism ... it's "hey, this is what we've got sources on" with follow-ups as more information becomes available. And, hopefully, at the end ... the entire story is out there.
On a personal side: I don't think there was ever any need for name calling ... yet both the label, and band, have now gone out of their way to handle a simple "oh, yeah, this is what happened" in arguably a textbook 101 course of how not to handle relationships. Odd way of handling it.
I never called you name, nor do I think you're an idiot.
How did you reach out to me? Zack messaged me on facebook about the post asking if it was true and before that I knew nothing of it. You obviously know our publicist, a lot of your staff know me somewhat personally... I never spoke to you, you never asked me anything about this. I casually said to Zack in a facebook chat window that it was probably a school thing, and somehow you're turning that into me presenting false information? LOL?
EDIT: I don't want to imply Zack did anything wrong. He asked me if it was cool if he posted the rumor, I said it wasn't true, he asked if he could post it wasn't true, I said yes. Along with that he posted what I presumed the reason was. I wish he hadn't because I was guessing, but it's not a big deal.