Report: #1119999

Complaint Review: Resident Magazine

  • Submitted: Fri, January 31, 2014
  • Updated: Fri, January 31, 2014
  • Reported By: Meg_prods — New York New York
  • Resident Magazine
    28 E 28th St New york, New York USA
    New York, New York
    USA

Resident Magazine Bill Mason, Christopher A. Pape,Rory Winston,Bill Mason, Allison H. Brown Scam to promote ethnic news and culture and be admired New York New York

*General Comment: Sour Grapes

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Working at the New York Resident Magazine means paying tribute to all cultural and art related things - especially those that have an ethnic flavor to them.

The writers are obsessed with taste, style and smart designs and go on endlessly about the art stuff but say nothing about core values. Their only concern is do things looks cool enough and are things written in a clever way. They represent all the elitist crap that I hate about New York. It's okay to write an article about some dumb rapper or chef from a foreign country but it's not okay to write about how Obama is ruining the country and how the successful billionaires on their cover are not actually Real Americans.

For a magazine that pretends to be about local New York stuff they are pretty picky about who they hire and don't give any valid explanations of why they fire people. This I know from a few people and, unfortunately, from personal experience.     

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#1 General Comment

Sour Grapes

AUTHOR: Bob Nesoff - (USA)

The negative comments about New York Resident Magazine sound like pure sour grapes from someone who was not printed in the magazine or from a competitor looking to damage its reputation. To say that only certain ethnic groups are included, all you have to do is read the masthead and byline names to see what a load of BS that is.

The writer names almost every ethnic group as being included. It doesn't say who is not included. The names the writer pointed out were men and women, various religious groups, gays, straights, different nationalities. This is not the U.N. where, of necessity, there are some 150 different groups included. But it's close.

The next complaint challenges the circulation figures by saying that it can be found in high-end buildings and other locations. OK? So? I've also seen them in street corner boxes along with other publications such as the Village Voice. It never actually challenges the figures. That doe snot sound like a negative to me. There's something missing here. Could it be a disgruntled former employee? A writer whose story was not accepted? Another publication? 

Also, virtually all of the name slisted in the negative report have not been associated with Resident for close to a year. This is a fluid business and people move on. 

Another writer complains that there were no negative articles about Obama. So? Read the New  York Times if that's what you ar elooking for. The publisher and editorial staff have every right to determine the political bent of any publication.

 

The writer complains that the magazine is: "The writers are obsessed with taste, style and smart designs and go on endlessly about the art stuff but say nothing about core values." What's wrong with being "obsessed" with stayle and smart design? What core values? Illegal immigration? Welfare? Foreign affairs? If that's what you want, Read Newsweek.

The complaints sure sound as though someone took a bitter pill before wiriting these complaints. 

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