Ripten reports it asked Gamespartisan.com, editor-in-chief, Jonny DeViney, to drop writer Ben Paddon's from the site. It follows a 6 month comedy of errors about Microsoft's inability to transfer staff writer Ben Paddon's gamertag from UK to US billing after he emigrated stateside.
"They have been evasive, rude, bigoted and downright offensive to me on the phone and by email. This was punctuated by a conversation yesterday between a Microsoft rep and our editor-in-chief, Jonny DeViney, where Microsoft effectively asked DeViney to drop me from the editorial team to 'remove any potential sources of contention' between GP and Microsoft."
Potential sources of contention? Bear in mind this comment has nothing to do with any of the site's game coverage, just Paddon's problems as a gamer. It seems now it doesn't matter how the publication treats a publisher's games, but what the journalist's overriding beliefs are as well.