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What? Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Killick, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Derp.

    Twenty-four year old HuffPo blogger used his press credential to help construction workers get into an event where they staged a 10-minute protest, then whines when the site cuts him loose.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thecutline/20110124/bs_yblog_thecutline/huffpo-fires-an-unpaid-blogger-for-participating-in-labor-demonstration

    Uh-huh. Riiiiight.

    "Hey, yeah. I'd like to get a credential. Will I be covering the event? No, but I'd like to bring 200 of my friends along with me. That's okay? Cool!"

    I'm sure that's exactly the conversation they had.
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    There are rules for bloggers?
     
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Usually a reporter will lie about being in another line of work to sneak into places.
     
  4. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    That's also very unethical.
     
  5. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of a Boston Globe reporter I had for a college news writing and reporting class. During anti-Vietnam protests at Harvard, when he and his Herald Traveler colleague got bored, they'd flip football players a fin to bust some heads just so they'd have a story.
     
  6. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    This quote makes me want to punch this asshole in the head.
     
  7. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The gist of his case is that the Man is keeping him down. Sorry, but you can't say you exposed evil when all you did what facilitate a protest. Not really breaking any news there.

    This might help Elk land a job, though, as he was unpaid by HuffPo.
     
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