KenjaminLinus wrote:I have to say...the apology at the end really did piss me off too. I understand you want to maintain good relations to keep news flowing, etc, that is admirable. I just seriously had a hard time listening to what can be considered akin to groveling to this shit "company" that has been screwing fans over for years. Even Fun Pub's most recent statement was some pass-the-buck BULLSHIT, and I could honestly barely make it through listening to the entire statement recanting what are indisputably justifiable opinions/feelings. I hate coming off like I'm speaking ill of you, I **** love you guys and your podcasts.
We love you too and all of our listeners and fans. Not sure that anything I said was groveling. I restated our views and apologized for using harsh language which offended Fun Publications and clarified that I was stating my professional opinion and not necessarily facts. I don't think anything that was said in my statement could be construed as groveling. If there was something specific that I said, please let me know.
KenjaminLinus wrote:In that previous podcast where Counter Punch flat out said **** you fun publications", I let out a resounding **** YEAH, THANK YOU". I felt like you guys spoke on behalf of the fans, completely embodying this statement. The apology, however, just really contradicts this to me. You WERE speaking for all the fans. FunPub has not taken responsibility for a goddamn thing, and I don't think they ever will.
We felt we were speaking on behalf of the fans as well by expressing our frustrations which had come to a boiling point. The podcast is still available to download and was not censored. Our colorful discussion is still there for everyone to listen to. I have a website and "work" relationships to maintain. For the time being, I have to move past this situation which has taken up too much of my time as it is already. If people really wanted to make something happen, they could. Hasbro heard the fans, they released a press release acknowledging the situation (whether or not fans agree with everything that was said), and things seem to be moving in the right direction. The general fan community appears to be moving on and so must we. There is little sense in me spending any further time or energy on this issue that is out of my control. We've said what's on our minds. Now it's time to let the dust settle to see where all the pieces lie.
KenjaminLinus wrote:It is your site and I absolutely respect your efforts to maintain bridges that keep the news flowing, but I personally really would have liked to see you stick to your guns and let funpub sleep in the bed they have made, consequences be damned. We all did our part to stop SOPA and PIPA, I don't see why we shouldn't be just as united in opposition of a company that has done us ALL wrong for years.
Please have faith that I'm doing what is necessary and is in our best interests.
Sorry for the rant, still love you dudes and your banter.
No need to apologize for expressing your views. I've got a pretty thick skin as well as a very understanding attitude to Seibertron.com's fans. I understand your frustrations and would feel much the same way were I in your shoes. Thanks for the compliments. Keep listening ... the next 30 days will be a lot of fun around here.
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