Saturday, March 23, 2019

Blind Item #5

This streaming service is paying cash strapped journalists to pitch stories about content on the streaming service and masquerade it as an article or best of list. 

19 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Netflix?

DarylsBigFan said...

What are you talking about?
'best of list'? 'masquerade as an article'?

Tricia13 said...

🤷‍♀️Lol no clue I just always say “Netflix”!!!

Jeff said...

Google "best Netflix series" and the top stories will return about a dozen articles in the last month ranging from the NYT to Vulture that feature some variation on "The ten best shows on Netflix right now." If these articles were paid for, it would be a tad unethical - if not outright illegal - but I'll let the ambulance chasers weigh in on that.

Vita said...

Tricia, lol!
Jeff- I'm not a lawyer, but I agree that if it's been paid for, and only speaks of Netflix programs, it should indeed have "paid advertisement" marked as a disclaimer upon it, or be in op-ed pages. Newspapers are totally tanking their credibility if they allow this, bc even if just entertainment programs now, what's to keep other companies from doing it?

Aquagirl said...

The articles on Netflix that I generally see are ‘What’s coming to Netflix this month and what’s leaving’. I find them really helpful (especially if something I’ve been wanting to see is leaving because they give exact dates.)

Lucky13 said...

Wasn't there an article recently claiming that Netflix now has more original content on its platform than content it's bought from elsewhere?

Lyss L said...

I don’t even care if they pay for articles like those lol it’s how I find new things to watch.

DarylsBigFan said...

@vita
Kinda like when Enty does paid blinds for some celebrity .. and pretends it is "gossip" from his sources?
In a perfect world maybe ...

Vita said...

Daryl-- sounds like kneepads and their online equivalents are purely PR puppets, but I still, by the tips of my fingers, hold newspapers and real journalists to a higher standard.

Darkmyst said...

I think this is Hulu. Just Goolge 'best hulu series' and look at when and where the first pages are from.

Bonby Haud said...

Explains why all the best meme instagrams are posting Avengers and Roma memes today.

gauloise said...

this is not news, this is how the game works

SideLineEye said...

Tidal. They have been having issues keeping up with royalty payments since last year and I recently saw an article boas about the company and ppl were lol in the comment section.

SideLineEye said...

Boasting*

slipperyGuy said...

The start of journalism in the US is sad. Too bad, because a economically healthy news business is good for the nation. Two reasons...
- All the amateur and free content. I do some of this myself. Everybody likes free, but it kicks the legs from under the news business.
- Too many college students majoring in journalism, just like all the arts. Supply and demand.

Unknown said...

Netflix is being run by the corrupt obama cabal. What would you expect from them? Honesty and transparecy? Sheesh!

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Unknown said...

Netflix. Shanda Rhimes is show runner based on an article written in New York Mag.

https://nylon.com/articles/anna-delvey-the-cut-scammer-story-netflix-series

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