Here's how it works . . . A big company spends a lot of cash on ads. Local stations desperate for that money then assign their rookie, b-list or hack entertainment writers to cover it as just a bit of pay for play that's perfectly legal, objective and pure "journalism" . . . No, it couldn't possibly be quid pro quo . . . Just a friendly exchange of discourse in the marketplace of ideas.
And while we wouldn't dare accuse anybody of this sketchy practice . . . Here's a local magazine that's mostly garbage sponsored content and mostly a glorified catalog . . . The only punchline is that popular local tweets have far more readers. Checkit:
Top 9 Things We Learned From Gordon Ramsay Last Night At His New Restaurant's Grand Opening - In Kansas City
It was a veritable who's-who of Kansas City's elite last night at the kickoff of the new Gordon Ramsay Steak at Harrah's North Kansas City. Ramsay himself was in town to celebrate the restaurant's grand opening with a VIP dinner and media event. (And before you ask-yes, he swore liberally.