Skip to comments.HuffPo Blogger Fired for Using Press Creds to Abet Union Protesters
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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Oh my. An abuse of “press credentials” has taken place. Why, this might reflect adversely on The Credibility of Journalism.
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.
Not really. The left always gets a pass.
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