Recently the well known PC Mag writer John C. Dvorak was fired from writing for PC MAG, after he wrote an article critical of 5g. He appeared to talk about it in an interview with Josh Del Sol, linked below.
5G Got me Fired
by John C. Dvorak
As you all know, I was unceremoniously fired from PC Magazine on Sept. 20th, 2018. I just figured it was the new people coming in and I was an unneeded throwback to the old regime.
This sort of thing happens a lot. Then one of the No Agenda producers noticed a recent column of mine was pulled from the magazine and redirected to someone else’s column about the same subject. It also went missing from the index of Dvorak columns. If you did a google search for the column it showed up but clicking on the Google link resulted in a re-direction to the other column.
The difference was my column was interpreted as critical of 5G. The replacement (and an additional column that came later), was more of a cheerleading column.
In fact, my column was more reporting than opinion as I was reflecting on all the bad press 5G was getting from every corner. My conclusion was that, unless this stopped, 5G would never get off the ground.
I never once considered that expunging my column then firing me would be part of this process. I’ve asked the editors about this and got no replies.
This is a cautionary tale. Anyone writing for any publisher in today’s commercial market, where the managed advertorial and native ad seems to be the only way to make money, needs to be cautious.
Full interview below: