What's up with Frank Magazine selling its e-Frank subscription list and, I hear, its print sub list, too? I just hope they're not shopping it around to the newsrooms and cubicle warrens of the nation. It seemed strange when they started burning their sources of gossip in the post-Fabrice era, something I blame on Michael Bate spending too much time in Tuscany while his $400-a-week "reporter" took up the slack and began settling his personal scores in Ottawa. Seems a lot of people who were sending anonymous tips were, in fact, getting torched.
Me, I've always resisted Bate's urgings to sell out my friends. That never stopped anyone from saying I was. Now I'm glad that I resisted Bate's invitations.
So, just a word to the wise: beware.
If you want to buy Frank, get it anonymously in a mag shop, or, better yet, leaf through it in the store or borrow it from someone dumb enough to shell out the outlandish $5 price tag.