OLD Media Moves

Did 24/7 Wall St. have it in for Fox?

June 16, 2009

Sharon Waxman’s TheWrap has a post that questions why 24/7 Wall St. would write about Fox Business Network‘s low audience numbers when it had proposed that Fox Business be the Web site’s exclusive provider of video business news just two months earlier.

Lew Harris writes, “But an insider at the station (a real one, at least in this case) insisted to TheWrap that not only are the numbers wrong but that the company went through its HR files and found that: ‘There were absolutely no former executives that would have had access to this information.’

“But it’s not really the pissing contest that concerns us. Indeed, McIntyre might even be right.

“It just seems that when a writer makes a business proposal to a network, and that proposal is rejected –- as this one was –- it might be worth mentioning when the writer does a subsequent slam on that network.

“And if Fox Business is in such trouble, why was McIntyre so anxious to align with it in the first place?”

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