Alt-Weekly Campaigns to Expose Daily's Restaurant Reviewer

july 12, 2007  08:43 am
Nathaniel Glen ... it's got a nice ring to it, but it's just the pseudonym being used by The Gazette of Colorado Springs' new restaurant critic. Now the Colorado Springs Independent is working to lift his veil of anonymity, running two articles criticizing the pseudonym and hinting at his identity in the form of rhymes and anagrams, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The critic chose to work under an assumed name because he was already a staffer at the paper and his real identity was known. "But a person's byline doesn't make that person known to everyone in the community," says Ralph Routon, the Indy's executive editor. "We use several reviewers whose names are well known and their ability to do their job has never been compromised."