Cleveland Scene Disses Crosstown Rival

june 13, 2002  05:13 pm
Editor Pete Kotz eviscerates alt-weekly competitor Cleveland Free Times, saying its "relentless strife still makes for the best running sitcom in town" and laying odds Free Times will close. David Schneiderman, CEO of Free Times' parent Village Voice Media, in an e-mail to Kotz, calls the Scene's claims "untrue and outrageous." Free Times Publisher Matt Fabyan tells AAN News the article is "pathetic, desperate and sleazy." Now Free Times Editor David Eden is calling Scene Publisher Ramon Larkin, "badgering him about (Scene's) finances," Kotz reports. Payback may be in the offing.