I just wanted to point a couple of things out about Susan Antilla...you know, add some color to her commentary.
The conventional wisdom has been that her husband, Dennis H Leibowitz
, is with Credit Suisse First Boston. Wrong. In 2002 he left SCFB to start his own hedge fund
. It's called Act 2.
Act 2 specializes in investing in the media space. Included in Act 2's portfolio is several million dollars worth of News Corp stock. You may also know News Corp as the company that owns the New York Post.
I'm pretty sure that Susan and I spoke longer than she did with anybody else in her piece (30-45 minutes), yet I'm the only one without a quote. That should have been plenty of time for her to ask me to respond to Gary Weiss's glassy-eyed claim that antisocialmedia.net is a "pack of malicious lies," but it must have slipped her mind. Because Gary never came up.
A few years ago, Susan wrote a book about misogyny in corporate America. At one point I told her about Darl Dumont and his buddies, and how they love to repeat the old basher saw that SVP Stormy Simon is a stripper
, even though they know very well that's a lie. I though this might arouse something familiar within Mrs. Antilla, but no. Apparently misogyny in corporate America is only worth decrying when it inconveniences her, not when it suits her husband's industry.
All told, I'm fascinated by how hard Gary is working to spread and escalate his bitter and unending freneticism over ASM, and tend to snicker when I imagine his frustration at not getting any help from anybody beyond a strikingly B and C quality cadre of tabloid bloggers, of the sort that I would only question my moral standing where they to react positively to my actions.