Free Software Magazine held published an interview with Fuat Kircaali who is the CEO of Sys-Con, LinuxWorld's publisher, about this incident. i was reading it, fairly unimpressed with Fuat's general disconnect, and then i came upon this jaw dropper of a bombshell about half way through:
"What does ethics have anything to do with professional reporting and journalism?" - Fuat Kircaali
that pretty much sums up the problem with today's publishers, now doesn't it?