I'm not sure I'd characterize it as a mini-scandal. It was a major event, IMHO. Helen Tworkov was accused directly of manipulating the interview though heavy editing. This resulted in the publication of the second version of the interview later. However people took their positions and indeed some readership was lost. Samuel Bercholz publicly resigned from association with Tricycle as did several other people.Silent Bob wrote:There was actually a mini-scandal over the way the editor, Helen Tworkov, had manipulated Norbu Rinpoche's responses in the published copy of the interview to reflect badly on him and on Vajrayana in general. Tricycle lost quite a few subscribers, including myself, over that little lapse of judgement and I believe the magazine printed a carefully worded not-quite-apology afterward.Adamantine wrote:You can see the conflict from reading Lama Tharchin's letter, and knowing the editorial bias of Tricycle in general, which is fairly obvious if you've ever looked at a few!heart wrote:
Ah, I think no one have except maybe Tricycle. There was some conflict connected with this interview, can't remember what.
I wonder if the non-Asian Buddhist pioneers of the 19th century and the early to mid-20th century had similar problems?