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[–] FeralVoat 0 points 52 points (+52|-0) ago 

What complete and utter bullshit is this? Three things you can always count on from Condé Nast and Advanced Publications: (1) for any SJW related issue, you know that they will come down on the SJW side and (2) they will always spin, spin, spin and (3) if they get busted outright spinning for their SJW cause of the day, they will do a self evaluation and conclude that they were impartial and unbiased (e.g. this article is a good example - Ars Technica's finding that they did not collude with other 'journalists' to attack Gamer Gate is another - that was after they were busted colluding with other journalists to attack Gamer Gate).

"WIRED’s parent company, Condé Nast, does not own Reddit"

No, but Condé Nast's parent company does. They are the majority stakeholder for Reddit. Advance Publications owns both Reddit and Wired. Implying otherwise is dishonest.

"we at WIRED have no direct relationship with Reddit"

WTF? Owned by the same company and shared the same fucking office space for 8 years. Their staff ate lunch together every day for 8 years, up until last year. The only way their relationship could have been more direct is if their staff were fucking each other on a daily basis (which is probably the case anyway).

"In 2012, Reddit become truly a private, independent company after receiving outside investment."

Except that Advanced Publications still owns most of it. How is that 'truly private or independent'?

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[–] xeromage 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Rats gotta swim hard and put some distance before the ship goes under and they get caught in the undertow.

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[–] giroth 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Seriously. "Oh, Conde Nast doesn't own Reddit, cool...". Except, Advance Publications owns Conde Nast. Maybe they are unbiased, but that statement is ridiculous on its face.

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[–] wisdum 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

If you have to come out and state that you aren't, in fact, connected...then you are connected. Please, I think almost everyone can see through this veil. Wired has gone downhill big time in the last few years. I had a sub for almost a decade and cut it out a year or so ago.

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[–] blkadder 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

"No collusion here, nothing to see, please move along."

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[–] akuta 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

"Pay no attention to the man behind the green curtain."

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[–] Synes_Godt_Om 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Read that as "please move a dong"

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[–] donotreply 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Wired at one time was worth reading... back before SJW was a word, before Reddit was a thought. Now, not so much.

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[–] sgx191316 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I left them when they wrote a positive review about a book about the golden ratio, the mathematical equivalent of healing crystals. If a tech magazine is that mathematically illiterate, why trust them on anything else?

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[–] 1412293? 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

That explains all the Wired articles on Reddit. Guess I'll stop reading Wired.

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[–] Sciolist 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I found it interesting that they conclude the article with:

To this day, Advance Publications remains a majority shareholder of Reddit, but Reddit says it is fully independent. “Today, they’re like any other helpful investor,” Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, now a board member, told WIRED in an email.

Oh yes. The world is filled with helpful investors. Who would never leverage other resources under their umbrella. Besides... outside investors are never concerned about their returns, right? sarcasm

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[–] ChillyHellion 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Wired investigates self, finds no relationship. Reddit investigates self, finds that it is fully independent. Isn't that just fitting?

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[–] rwbj 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Wow! The complete lack of any sort of self awareness is just hilarious.

They are clearly writing this in response to an increasingly large number of people taking note of the fact that Wired (along with a number of other companies under the Advance Publications umbrella) tend to write in a disproportionately biased fashion on a number of issues. For instance their reporting on the Ellen Pao trial was nothing short of cringe worthy as far as objectivity or journalistic integrity goes. So they're effectively writing this article for people pointing out their conflict of interest. And now they write an article apparently aimed at appeasing this suggestion by pointing out they do in fact have a very serious conflict of interest and summing it up with therefore we don't have a conflict of interest?

It's like they've lost all contact with the reality that people are indeed capable of independent thought and seeing through over untruths. Some of these people really need to step outside their echo chambers. This is just nutty.

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