Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Objectivity etc.
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 18:38:53 -0800
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Douglas Cooper wrote:
> On 3/16/01 5:04 PM, Leica Users digest expressed the following:
> > This is a matter of ethics.  An uncritical judge does no business with the
> > firm whose products he is judging.
> Let's be realistic about journalistic ethics.  There is not a magazine on
> the planet, with the exception of Consumer Reports, that refuses advertising
> from firms they judge in reviews.  Some publications have

My banker (who put through my loan to get my Hasselblads and Balcars based on
the value of my 1964 Renault Caravelle in 1979) 
told us Consumer Reports was a Mafia thing. And acted like it was common knowledge.

Mark Rabiner

Portland, Oregon