A.C. Douglas was kind enough to link my comments of the Fanfare payola nonsense. Many thanks. I'll say it again: this sort of nonsense will, if unchecked, destroy the credibility of that magazine.
Hopefully, Mr. Douglas and others will bring down the wrath of God sufficiently to convince the editors of that publication and others to (1) either make full disclosure of their reviews-for-advertising schemes, or - and this would be best - (2) abandon such schemes entirely.
This sort of venality, and I apologize for the continued use of the word - but it is the mot juste, cannot go unchecked.