Aol asks TechCrunch writer to tone down the ‘snark’

The writer had none of it. She shared the e-mail that Aol, which owns TechCrunch, sent her, with an explanation about why she would not tone it down.

Reporters and bloggers don’t care much for these sorts of messages.

Something similar happened to TechCrunch writer Alexia Tsotsis. A Moviefone rep kindly asked her to tone down the snark in a post about the movie Source Code.

Summit, the company representing the film, made the request that the Moviefone rep passed along. Moviefone and TechCrunch are owned by Aol.

Tsotsis’s response was nothing short of, “Go f**k yourself.”

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