Class action law firm announces “investigation”

Why would the Stamford, Ct. Advocate treat a press release like Keller Rohrback’s as an actual news story as opposed to an effort to scrounge up clients? “That’s what you’re reduced to when you fire all your reporters”. [Christopher Fountain].


  • Newspapers have been doing this long before they fired all the reporters. This was covered in Drew Curtis’ 2007 tome, “It’s Not News, It’s Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News”

    Maybe, just maybe, these practices are why no one is reading newspapers, which may explain why businesses no longer will pay to advertise in them and lo and behold publishers have to layoff their employees. Who would have thought it.

  • Local angle — Greenwich — with the hot Madoff connection, and probably the reporter or editor didn’t know what “launching an investigation” means in the class-action news release world. (Which would be consistent with the view that skilled reporters are gone.)

    But then, sometimes, you just need to fill a hole.

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