BOB GARFIELD: Now, for a few of your letters. The piece that ended last week's show was one of mine from a few years back about movie blurbs. In it a reviewer named Andrew Johnston, then of US Weekly, said that reviewers in small market media will say anything to get their names onto ads. Sheila Abrams of Schoolies Mountain, New Jersey took offense. She writes, "As a long-time arts writer and editor for local weekly papers, I can say that it ain't necessarily so. Maybe since my outlets are so small, nobody cares enough to offer me bribes, but it wouldn't work if they did, because I care what my readers think of my judgment."
And finally, Amelia Heath, Ross Day, Reed Vanderburg, Peter Gunn, Pete Wells, Tom Heckler Jay Lister, Dan Cohoun, Justin Henderson and David Tallickson all sent e-mails to chastise me for saying Will-a-METTE when, of course, I should have said Wil-LAM-ette in the great state of Or-ee-GON. [LAUGHS] Just kidding. Oregon. I know. It's Oregon. Oregon. I know. I know.
And keep those e-mails from Oregon and everywhere else coming in to On the Media at wnyc.org, and please don't forget to tell us where in Oregon you live and how to pronounce your name.