Yesterday CNN interviewed the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's very un-anonymous dining critic John Kessler about the outing of the LA Times critic S. Irene Virbila. Number three news network CNN is really on top of the breaking news! This story dates way back to December 22. Anyway, what was Kessler's take on her anonymity getting busted? That it's no big deal: "She's worked so hard to protect her anonymity, she's been doing the job for a long time, You know, honestly, it means not a whole lot because I think once you've been on the job for a couple of years, people start to recognize you anyhow."
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· Raw Deal: A Restaurant Critic Unmasked [CNN via Eatocracy]
· LA Times Critic S. Irene Virbila Outed by Angry Restaurateurs [-E-]
· All To Catch a Critic Coverage on Eater [-E-]