There is yet another erroneous blog post about me/DHD. Normally, I wouldn’t even bother to publicly respond. But the blogger is claiming to have interviewed me. This is false as well as the statements attributed to me. The blogger has taken my off-the-record “Umms” and “Hmms” and other noncommittal responses from one brief and casual conversation on another subject, and not only put these on-the-record, but also drawn inferences from them that have no basis in reality — a common complaint against this blogger. As for the blog post itself, everything in it is wrong (from the phantom sales discussions to the lowball traffic numbers). UPDATE: I received this email just now from Charlie Koones: “While I certainly spoke to [this blogger], I never claimed to have tried to buy your site for any amount of money.” 2ND UPDATE: Bill Jensen, director of new media for Village Voice Media, which operates DHD, states for the record, “I can assure you these numbers for Nikki Finke’s traffic are ridiculously low.”
I suppose all this attention is flattering. ‘Nuff said.