“Get her to apologize”
An sg-lovin’ former publisher of CCM Magazine doesn’t come off looking too good in this excerpt from Matthew Paul Turner’s book, Hear No Evil, which has the publisher demanding that a reporter extract an apology from Amy Grant for her divorce from Gary Chapman, and then fabricating the apology when Grant herself wouldn’t give one (h/t, NG). Money quote:
Amy’s face still graced the cover of CCM that month, but the story printed only loosely resembled the one I wrote. Gerald forced my editorial director to rewrite the story. The new story featured Amy miraculously apologizing. Her quotes were fabricated and molded into something that didn’t represent her story or my story, but rather a story that reflected the moral absolutes Gerald believed CCM hadn’t upheld until he was in charge.
The whole thing is here.
Update, also via NG: two links, one to a page that appears to link to the CCM article in question, another that appears to be the raw transcript from the interview on which the article was evidently based. Now what would really be interesting to see is Turner’s first draft … the one he said Gerald threw on the floor.Email this Post