TechCrunch blogger: Journalists ‘are at war with the PR industry’

Public relations ‘is like a weed growing out of control,’ MG Siegler wrote. Facebook’s PR team, he added, is the ‘worst in the industry.’

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MG Siegler, a blogger at TechCrunch, made a rather provocative claim on Friday:

“There’s currently something going on in the outskirts of the tech world that’s a bit sensitive, so no one really likes to talk about it: we (journalists, bloggers, etc.) are at war with the PR industry.”

At war? Yikes! He continued:

“The fact of the matter is that the entire PR industry is like a weed growing out of control. … And one of the industries in which this infectious growth is most apparent is the tech industry, where it’s boom time. My email inbox is a testament to this. As is my voicemail inbox. I’d bet that at least 75 percent of the messages I get in the day are from PR people. Their campaign strategy in this war is shock and awe.”

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