A peek behind the curtains: Helmet safety, advertising dollars and editorial policy
Risk of offense is the price of clarity
A fascinating look behind the scenes at Motorcyclist magazine describes Dexter Ford's firing from Motorcyclist, apparently as a result of his no-hold-barred expose of shortcomings in the Snell M2005 standard that, according to some experts, could result in greater injuries to riders.
He who pays the piper calls the tunes
In short, it looks like Dexter Ford was canned in order to appease Motorcyclist's high-dollar advertisers as a result of Ford's New York Times piece on helmet standards. Not a huge surprise, though still disappointing.
The email exchange between Brian Catterson and Dexter Ford is worth a read.
Good stuff to keep in mind when researching your next helmet purchase.