Anonymous Patron Update: 10/15 09:30 EST by R writes : Sorry to post the update ahead of the original story, but I thought it important. Original post follows the update. I just talked with John Marino, owner of BrioPrint, who told me a vastly different story than issued in the press release linked below. He said that BrioPrint was misled about the content, and that they would not have accepted the job if they'd know what Raven was like. He also said that he was misquoted in the press release and that there were not "thousands of faxes and emails" sent. He said that he received about 100 total calls, faxes and emails about the issue, and that about half urged him to publish, and the other half thought that BrioPrint was not obligated to publish the magazine. Mr. Marino said they realized that they needed to print the magazine out of contractual obligation, and did so.
original post"Some good spin from RAVEN Magazine. Raven magazine is saying that similar to the campaign that saved Moore's "Stupid White Men" book which went on to make its publisher millions of dollars, thousands of librarians from across the U.S. came to the rescue as they shared the story of RAVEN Magazine and the conservative printer through their internet list services and bulletin boards."Starting the very first day, we were BOMBARDED with phone calls, non-stop from upset librarians. It was so disruptive my staff couldn't get anything else done", said BrioPrint owner John Marino."