Hahahaha. Judy Weider, the former Advocate editor-in-chief who went on a rampage against the magazine, accidentally posted a draft version of her hatchet job on Regent Media, she reveals in an updated post. She is v. v. sorry! We don’t have the line-by-line changes handy, but it sounds like she read our response and updated accordingly.
We did, however, notice one big thing that’s no longer in the piece: any mention of Out editor (and Out and Advocate editorial director) Aaron Hicklin, who Weider originally name-drooped throughout the piece (with multiple spellings for his name). Instead, Hicklin goes nameless: “A year ago the CEO of Regent cavalierly told me that he backed the current Editor in Chief and Editorial Director of The Advocate when they made the decision to revamp the magazine into more of a community based publication (online and print), more about the readers and their interests, definitely not a newsmagazine, and with no celebrities. Help! The Advocate , once the keeper of the flame, the vessel for the entire history of the gay movement since 1967, with each new agonized-over news story becoming another link in the chain of that awesome legacy, now a community help line occasionally interrupted by ads from other Regent products?”