Saturday, 7 January 2012

Compromised music journalists

It is an open secret that popular music reportage has long been tainted with corrupt practices, but it never occurred to me that classical music criticism was compromised by commercial interests. This post on "On an Overgrown Path" was a revelation. The linking by author "Pliable" of his editorial to the recent report by Elizabeth Filkin on the grey area of police/journalist relationships is not too far-fetched. He can hardly be accused of hypocrisy, because he has consistently cited his sources and influences in all his posts.

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