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Monday, June 26, 2006

Post Story on Martin Details Magazine Photo "Flap": Headline in Search of a Story?

We are amused by today's cover of the the Washington Post Business section, which carries the ridiculous "story" about the June/July Details magazine article on the "21 media mavericks who are "quietly shaping your world" and "determining what you'll be watching and listening to in the near future."

According to the Post, certain quarters are scandalized by the picture accompanying the Details story, which shows Chairman Martin being standing on edge of a bed in a room at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in DC in a kind of crouch looking down at Alex Vogel, a partner at the high-tech lobbying firm Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, who is sitting next to Eric Logan, an executive at XM Satellite Radio. We've seen the picture and its actually pretty funny. If you've met Chairman Martin you know he has a good sense of humor and any suggestion that the picture confirms that he is "in bed" with lobbyists is ludicrous. Details magazine is not exactly The Economist. Instead it's basically the men's version of of the women's magazine Cosmo. We suggest the Post and those quoted in the story lighten up!


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