In for a Penny, In for a Pound

So, Debbie, I’ll post a comment about GSK’s new FDA-approved OTC weight-loss drug, if you send me a few samples. I can stand to lose a few.Seriously, a debate is a-brewing over Ms. Weil’s call in her popular blog for consumers to post comments on the drug’s nascent website.Apparently for some chroniclers of blogging ethics,…… Continue reading In for a Penny, In for a Pound

Ethical “Media Conduits”

New York’s top PR man tackled the topic of ethics in PR in a Friday post on the Huff. Contrary to Ken Auletta’s gushing profile of the PR power broker in the New Yorker earlier this year, Ms. Huffington’s readers took a decidedly negative take on Howard Rubenstein’s “remedy” for what ails the industry: “Is…… Continue reading Ethical “Media Conduits”

On Thin Ice

I know. I know. I’m dating myself. But I remember Marketwatch’s Silicon Valley columnist Bambi Francisco when she was a talent booker in New York for Lou Dobbs’ “CNN Moneyline.” Now she finds herself in a journalistic sticky wicket, exacerbated ironically by a piece in the flagship publication of her employer.The issue concerns Ms. Francisco’s…… Continue reading On Thin Ice