Originally posted by Robert Morales:

Harlan's unchallenged testimony was that, upon hearing Fleischer was upset, he called him to make amends and assure him no offense was intended. However, Gary Groth and other TCJ staff were openly derisive--at one point announcing they'd throw a "Let's Kick Michael Fleischer in the Ass" fest. Still far short of libel or slander....

Hypothetical testimony and witness deportment aside, Fleischer severely shot himself in the foot by agreeing to be a interview and cover feature in an issue shortly subsequent to the Ellison one. Not a good way to shore up allegations that the publisher is out to destroy you.
Posted by Otto Chelman

"You have [my] contempt." -- Alan Light to disappointed TBG subscriber.