…editor — at his request — and getting no response, I emailed other Hearst executives I happen know. I’m lucky enough to have the connections to make that possible; pity the poor shmuck who doesn’t have such media emails. I quickly heard from one who brought in other editors. They said they would add a label and they di…
While I agree with much of what you’ve written – Esquire handled this very badly – this is somewhat disingenuous. It’s only the fact that you’re a prominent enough figure to have those sorts of connections that allows this situation to develop. Nobody’s going to be publishing a piece by a fake Adam Tinworth in Esquire, because I’m simply not well enough outside narrow British digital media circles.
You, on the other hand, are a major media figure, who speaks and talks prominently in all sorts of media. The prominence that gives you those connections is why you’re worth satirising. Pity the quality of the satire isn’t higher. 😉