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HuffPo Blogger Fired for
Using Press Creds to
Abet Union Protesters
| Lachlan Markay
Posted on 01/24/2011 5:33:07 PM PST by Nachum
Just because the site was founded by an alleged plagiarist doesn't mean it's totally devoid of ethical clout. Though you do have to wonder: from where does the Huffington Post recruit its bloggers? The site reportedly informed one of its unpaid contributors last week that he was being let go. The offense: he had used his press credentials as a HuffPo blogger to get labor union demonstrators access to a Mortgage Bankers Association event, where they staged a rowdy protest. Yahoo News reporter Joe Pompeo wrote of the event on Monday:
The commotion attracted a fair amount of media attention -- even CNBC gave it some airtime that afternoon. But what didn't make it into the news reports was how the union members gained access into the conference -- held at Washington's posh JW Marriott -- in the first place.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blogger; fired; huffpo; mikeelk; petergoodman; press
posted on 01/24/2011 5:33:09 PM PST
posted on 01/24/2011 5:36:20 PM PST
by Red Badger
(Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
Oh my. An abuse of “press credentials” has taken place. Why, this might reflect adversely on The Credibility of Journalism.
posted on 01/24/2011 5:37:35 PM PST
by Steely Tom
(Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to lie our a$$es off.
Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
posted on 01/24/2011 5:43:14 PM PST
by The Comedian
(Obama is just the cherry on top of the $hit sundae of fraud the democrats have become.)
posted on 01/24/2011 6:42:18 PM PST
(Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
This is a major deal because it taints the concept of press credentials for ALL bloggers including those on the right who do yeoman’s work.
posted on 01/24/2011 7:08:01 PM PST
(Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
Not really. The left always gets a pass.
posted on 01/24/2011 7:10:00 PM PST
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