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The Day Bleeding Cool Showed Its True Colours

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, October 12 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

The Day Bleeding Cool Showed Its True Colours

Alt-righty then. Let's get into it.

Source: Uncle Rich's Rumour Rag

It's well known that BleedingCool, and non-journalist Rich Johnston specifically, is known to run literally anything under the guise of news or rumors. They're not above articles like "Things I Overhead While Taking A Shit At Thought Bubble One Time." But Thursday saw a new low for the site.

On Thursday, Managing Editor Mark Seifert ran an interview with Vox Day, where he said, "he's someone who blogs about the politics and methodologies of the Alt-Right quite a lot." But before the interview portion of the article Seifert wrote a 4,800 word introduction to the piece. In the introduction, Seifert manages to touch on Chuck DixonThomas PaineThomas Nast, and Ben Franklin in an attempt to give a brief history of the political nature of American comics.

Seifert goes so far as to say that he'd rather not be interview Vox Day, which can easily be done by not fucking interview Vox Day.

I'd much rather be reading the There Will Be War series than discussing Vox Day's politics. Or writing that post about Luis Senarens that I mentioned earlier. But politics are the core of who Vox Day is and what he talks about — for the moment — so let's go.

While Johnston's name is absent from the now-deleted interview, Vox Day mentions on his blog that Johnston was involved.

Over the last few weeks, I was interviewed extensively by Mark Siefert and Rich Johnston of Bleeding Cool, the comics media site.

As mentioned in the apology/retraction article which took nearly a day to go live, Bleeding Cool's staff was unaware of the article until publication and had no chance to object.

The author admits that this was an extreme error of judgement that never should have been made and that other members of the Bleeding Cool writing staff were unaware of the contents of this article.

Following the retraction, Kaitlin Booth was promoted to Editor-In-Chief, a position many thought Johnston held, once Hannah Means-Shannon made the jump from Bleeding Cool to Dark Horse, which Johnston denies.



Bleeding Cool's apology ends with a statement to do better. While we won't hold our breath there, we know that just like a port-a-potty at a music festival, there's always a need for a place for people to spew their shit


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About the Author - Tim Midura

Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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