Sarah Lockard or Why We Can't Have Nice Things

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From Eater Philly:

Philly Blog Publisher Asks Restaurants for a Free Dinner
Raphael Brion wrote:Sarah Lockard is the "CEO and Publisher" of AroundMainLine.com in Philadelphia, and yesterday Philadelphia magazine ran an email she sent to area restaurants in which she offered them a "VERY innovative" and "exciting" opportunity: to host her family dinner on Christmas Eve in exchange for coverage on her site, Facebook posts, Instagram photos, and more.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand thusly is more ammo produced for those who would dismiss the value of non-professional online food writers across the board.

*facepalm*
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OMG...seriously??? That's ridiculous.
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I read this tonight too. Ridiculous. The worst part is that this is going to blow her blog up with more traffic than she deserves. Ugh. People know her name now. For no good reason. Her last name might as well be Kardashian at this point. ;)
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Lunchbox wrote:Her last name might as well be Kardashian at this point.
Well played sir.
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It begins:

Philly restaurant blogger solicits free Christmas Eve meal (azcentral.com)

To paraphrase, the problem is the lawless wilds of the internet, which doesn't have standards like traditional print media.

I think traditional media is doing everybody a disservice by pretending that this is an internet phenomenon, and not a problem that encompasses media in general, old and new.
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But this is totally different from car magazines that only produce positive reviews from companies that advertise with them!