The Power of Media (part 2)

By Peter, July 21, 2009 01:07

That my Blog post with the same name would have such an impact, I could not foresee, but the media want to write juicy stories (especially when it’s about media).  It’s just like stories going around: it starts with a fly and it ends with an elephant. And of course people only read, what they want to read, making their own assumptions.

There was one thing that I wanted to make clear: my transfer from Audax to Etamgroep did not have anything to do with the dismissal of Carel Bikkers. And I also wanted to make clear that there was (and is) no crisis at Audax. With all the publicity my weblog had, I succeeded in spreading that news. And the 2008 results,  that Audax has published last week, underlined my statement.

But all the media – after reading my weblog – concluded that I stated that Carel Bikkers wants to harm Audax. I did not, but readers who want to read such things, thought they find enough evidence between the lines to draw this conclusion. I had a telephone call with Carel earlier today and he stressed that he did not have anything to do with the two articles in De Telegraaf and he was not happy with these publications either. These articles were not only harming Audax but also harming his own case against Audax as well. And that is true!

Carel has stated in the press that he is going to court to challenge his dismissal. I do not want to be a part of that discussion and I also do not want to influence – not in any way – the course of justice. As far as I am concerned, this will be my last post on the Audax-Bikkers case. No further comments!

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