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Vegas TV anchor plays PR pimp

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Stitch, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Anchor promotes boyfriend's PR services to company that is subject of station expose.


    A co-worker of mine didn't see the problem in this. I have to silently say "Wow", because the lack of ethics doesn't seem to be an issue for some.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    She should be fired.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Say that under your own name, you coward.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Ace says she should be fired and the boyfriend should have made the calls his own damnself.

    NQLBLQ Member

    While unethical - pretty smart clever.

    Can anyone think of a better "get rich quick" scheme? You investigate local businesses for "shady" business and then, before you go to the public with it, recommend a service (offered by your partner) that would keep the heat off your back.

    Damn smart if you ask me.
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    That's an ignorant post.
  7. How is this not criminal? Extortion?
  8. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Why are you defending the anchor and do so under your real name.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Robbing banks is pretty smart, too, if you don't get caught.

    You know what would be smart? The anchor letting boyfriend know what businesses are going to get hammered and boy toy making the calls himself.
  10. NQLBLQ

    NQLBLQ Member

    Yea, I forgot to make my font blue....
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sorry, Q. Didn't get the blue.
  12. NQLBLQ

    NQLBLQ Member

    All good, really my mistake.

    All I know is I spent the last seven years of my life covering "crazy" news from around the country and I have seen a lot of schemes. This one is right up there. The amazing part is usually the "get rich quick" schemes involve something that is illegal. Robbing a bank is a great example. In Tampa a few years back a strip club decked out an RV with poles and disco-teks then decided to serve beer and offer "extra entertainment" in the back and took it to a Bucs preseason game - another example. Both illegal. Both would make a lot of money, really fast.

    This one, while I think Evil may be on to something, at plain sight doesn't seem to be illegal - just unethical.

    So the sarcasm was there - but there is some truth to ever joke.
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