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The NFL scandal shows why you shouldn't get your news from the PR dept.
The NFL scandal shows why you shouldn't get your news from the PR dept.

The purchase and sale of news reporters by powerful institutions and influential people are hardly a new phenomenon. But like all manifestations of disproportionate wealth, it's been raised to glorious new heights during the early 21st century. Not only are journalists suborned by "access" into seeing things their bidders' way--access to company CEOs, access to entertainment and sports stars, advance access to the next Apple product--but increasingly they're directly employed by the companies they're supposed to be covering objectively.  The folly of these arrangements is now vividly on display, thanks to the travails of the National Football...

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