Note To Variety: It’s Time….

Last week, a Leading Voices column of ours on the Hollywood trades and online competitors, by guest writer Ken Sonenclar, generated some discussion on our site, on Twitter, and private e-mails. So much so that Nikki Finke called me a “major asshole,” among other things. But that’s the predictable Nikki for you.

Among the comments on the piece, someone called “Jason” — obviously a former insider — wrote a long and impassioned plea for Variety to change. We’re reprinting it below as a separate post, because, who knows, maybe Variety and its bosses will get some good from it.