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Evil Village Voice Media Admits To Spamming Reddit


I’ve been away for a few days so I’m coming late to this story that several alert FrontBurnervians sent me. The Dallas Observer‘s parent company, Phoenix-based Village Voice Media, has copped to spamming Reddit in an effort to drive traffic to its websites. VVM apologized profusely, but the Reddit community doesn’t seem to be accepting those apologies. Sample:

In your initial post there was no apology. Just links to your website pretty much. Then, people criticized you for not actually apologizing, so you edited and added an apology. Sounds pretty sincere to me.

It’s important for Dallas readers to know that Robert Wilonsky is almost solely to blame.

Update (9:54): Kidding about Robert. Hi, buddy!