My Open Letter To Dan SavageMy Open Letter To Dan Savage
Dear Dan: I never thought I'd be writing to you, a known sex columnist. Because I've never had one of those, you know, problems. But now I hear you've taken issue with my recent blog post, where I asked <a href="http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/01/is_podcasting_d.html">"Is Podcasting Dead?</a>" I hear you even trashed me on your <i> Savage Love Podcast</i>, saying, "You're clearly dead from the waist down, that's why my podcast doesn't appeal to you."
February 15, 2008
Dear Dan: I never thought I'd be writing to you, a known sex columnist. Because I've never had one of those, you know, problems. But now I hear you've taken issue with my recent blog post, where I asked "Is Podcasting Dead?" I hear you even trashed me on your Savage Love Podcast, saying, "You're clearly dead from the waist down, that's why my podcast doesn't appeal to you."So here's my question to you, Dan: Can't we all just get along? Signed, Den Denizen.
Dear Denny: It's true that I said bad things about you in the Jan. 22 edition of my Savage Love Podcast, and I also piled on a bit more in the Jan. 29 show. On the other hand, I did mention your full name about 20 times. I bet that's the first time that's happened to you in a sex podcast (given your waist-down deadness and all that.) Still, I've got nothing personal against you. As I e-mailed your colleague Mitch Wagner when he pinged me: "Tell Alexander there are no hard feelings." OK, so maybe you don't feel that way, especially after, on the Jan. 29 'cast, I read the e-mail from "David," who wrote: "I know you don't need me to tell you this so I'll simply agree with you that Alexander Wolfe is full of sh** and his suggestion that Savage Love is the death of podcasting is bullsh**." Still, in mentioning you, I was only doing what comes naturally. Which is mentioning me. Now that I'm actually reading your "Is Podcasting Dead?" post, I see that you didn't really write that my Savage Love Podcast was an example of the death of podcasting. You said that you were surprised to find that tech podcasts weren't the top audience grabbers, and that they were mainstream offerings like YOGAmazing, Ask A Ninja, and -- my favorite -- Savage Love Podcast. What, am I actually supposed to follow your argument all that way through? That post must've been 700 words long. No one reads anymore; haven't you heard of USA Today? Hey, I can't put my opinion any more clearly than I did it in my podcast, so let me repeat again what I said in the Jan. 22 Savage Love Podcast:
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