Well, to be honest, I had no opinion of you before reading this blog, as this is my first visit here. While your name rings a bell from my days reading a lot of Billboard, I can't say I know you specifically. But to openly state something like this doesn't lead me to think very highly of you:
>>>Yes. But I got the impression that the reporter had the story written in his head before he added my quotes, so I didn't bother to read it. I know some people don't like me from reading this blog.
How are you any better, then? You're operating on an assumption that the writer had the story written in his head before going to print - but you're doing exactly the same thing. Of course, you participated in the interview, but you haven't heard how it was cut. So isn't it possible your beef is with NPR?
I'm all for defending your work, and more power to you for coming here and responding and engaging in some dialogue. I seriously applaud that, as it takes guts. But man, at least give us the respect of listening to what people are talking about so you understand the context. Even IF the author wrote his story based on preconceptions, the rest of us aren't the author - we're simply viewing your exchange, and repeatedly commenting without putting it in the same context comes off as bullheaded and ignorant.