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Friday, May 27, 2005

Help Wanted

If there are any publicists out there, apparently a position has suddenly opened up over at Newsweek Magazine. The ad copy reads:

Newsweek Magazine seeks a PUBLICIST. You will be responsible for pitching stories to TV and radio producers, securing TV and radio appearances for reporters...You will also interact with top editors and counsel reporters for interviews, [and] promote breaking news on the internet.

Applicants must also have extensive experience with anonymous sources.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure who is going to want to fill THOSE shoes!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

I am getting uncomfortable with the demonization and dismissal of news stories based on anonymous reports.

News depends on the quality of the reporter and his or her ability to uncover facts, and to know their sources as being reliable. One good anonymous source can sometimes get you ten times the story than 100 named sources who are afraid to say something that will be traced back to them.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree

11:55 AM  
Blogger AMSHINOVER said...

sounds like a job for othomom

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I flubbed my line.

What I meant to say: My sources agree.

12:20 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

I actually agree. Anonymous sources are an important part of reporting. I just couldn't resist making the joke. Hey, don't forget who stuck up for Newsweek before it became in vogue...

12:41 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

M04: The first time I thought "hmm, coincidence" but the second time in three days I've gotta come out and ask you:
Are you an avid reader of Wonkette?

6:56 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Michael: Isn't everybody?

7:37 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Then you should at least credit her with the "hat tip" as is customary in the blogosphere (especially if you're going to use the same jokes she does!).

9:38 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Uh, Michael, do you have any idea HOW MANY other blogs ran this story with exactly this joke? It's kind of the obvious joke to make...and not by any means a story exclusive to Wonkette. But um, thanks for the attempt at internet ettiquete advice, I guess...

10:44 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

they are really coming after you.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I didn't mean to "come after you" (to quote A.T.) it was just odd seeing that you both had the same stuff twice in as many days, that's all.
Having heard a shiur on being "chosem piv/closing one's mouth" tonight, I guess I'll take the mussar and keep mine closed.

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