Like the rest of you, I've been worried sick this week about the fate of Hostess' top executives. Will they leave their bankrupt company with the millions of dollars they deserve? If not, who will provide for their families as they hit the unemployment line? Thankfully, we can all have a happy, stress-free weekend: Hostess executives gave themselves raises up to 300 percent even as they were preparing to file for bankruptcy.
Reddit has been rocked by our expose of its most powerful creep, Texas programmer Michael Brutsch aka Violentacrez. Brutsch has been defending himself on Reddit, and is even going to be interviewed by CNN. But Reddit's staff has been surprisingly quiet. Their silence has raised some eyebrows among Reddit's community of volunteer moderators, who are feeling under fire and reeling from the loss of an influential member. This evening, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong finally weighed in on the Violentacrez scandal, saying that Reddit will not ban 'distasteful' content, while condemning Reddit moderators' widespread ban on Gawker links.
From Richard Edelman, CEO of the massive PR agency Edelman, in response to yesterday's tip about Edelman encouraging lying to reporters during media training: "Your post on Edelman today about an unnamed ad and marketing person alleging that we instruct our clients to lie as part of our media training is completely false and needs to be taken down. you bet we take ethics seriously. We advise our clients to be transparent, to tell the truth always but especially in crisis. That is only way to be in business for 55 years as a reputable pr firm. So if you want to discuss then call me at [Redacted]. I hope to hear from you. I don't go for cheap shots from undisclosed sources."