I suppose Ms Bauer forgot to take basic arithmetic into account. “There is power in numbers” and bloggers across the blogsphere are proving just that to her. If not for this step, she wouldn’t probably have received such high amounts of bad publicity in such record time, amounts enough to bring her greater disrepute than what she has possibly earned in all her years in the business.
It’s a sad day when serious, sincere, yet unsuspecting writers fall prey to scamming predators in the publishing industry. The power of blogging is changing the equations, though. And if agents don’t get their act together in this business, they will be outsmarted. No; no one will actually shove bad agents out of business, physically. That will happen all by itself, because writers will stop approaching them altogether.