Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Nikki Finke Press Release Counter

Alvin whores himself out for crack
After 254 days, I've given up hope.  Darling Nikki will never let us know what the Chipmunks' legal troubles are with 20th Century Fox.  She's such a tease.  I can only assume Alvin, Simon and Theodore were attempting to smuggle cocaine past airport security in their cute little cheeks.  But fear not journalism purists.  For I have started a new feature -- the Nikki Finke Press Release Counter.

No respectable reporter takes a press release and posts it as is.  They make phone calls to the company, check with experts and write the story.  You know...Journalism 101.  But that's where Darling Nikki breaks the mold as she posts them all the time.  That's what $14 million gets you, an editor who can hit CTRL + A, CTRL + C and CTRL + V.

For the rest of 2011 (or until I stop writing this blog, whichever comes first), I will keep track of how many press releases Nikki posts in the aptly named Nikki Finke Press Release Counter.  This feature can be found in the right-hand column.  We're only three business days into 2011 and the count is already at six.  This may not seem like a lot if you're not hip to journalism, but I'm guessing it's six more than the NY Times has run since it began printing 160 years ago.

Let the counting begin...


Anonymous said...

These are really great, but can we please get another Another Day in Hollywood? I've been pretty depressed and could use it to brighten my day. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

As long as we're doing requests, can we have spot the lie, Hollywood Dictionary, or another song? This is one of my favorite blogs.

Anonymous said...

I request a hot fudge sundae.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for pointing this out. It's sick that she has the town following this BS. Talk about a sell out.

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