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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: March 24, 2019, 05:31:45 PM »
#metoo
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: March 24, 2019, 05:40:22 PM »
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-credit-card-kingmaker-11553436000

I don't think they realize how selling out destroys credibility...
I do like the way he defends his journalistic integrity by stating that the travel is not paid by the banks, rather by using his own points (while throwing in a humble-brag about how much they spend on advertising). As if there isn't a understanding in place of "nice affiliate links you got there, it'd be a shame if something happened to them".

Not even discussing the "red carpet experiences" he is treated to.

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: March 24, 2019, 06:08:07 PM »
I do like the way he defends his journalistic integrity by stating that the travel is not paid by the banks, rather by using his own points (while throwing in a humble-brag about how much they spend on advertising). As if there isn't a understanding in place of "nice affiliate links you got there, it'd be a shame if something happened to them".

Not even discussing the "red carpet experiences" he is treated to.
Don't even have to go that indirect. He spends his own money, that he was paid by banks, to pay for his travel...
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: March 24, 2019, 06:13:23 PM »
Don't even have to go that indirect. He spends his own money, that he was paid by banks, to pay for his travel...
Every news outlet makes money on ads

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: March 24, 2019, 06:14:11 PM »
Every news outlet makes money on ads
Not all remove posted stories that are negative or spin negatives as positives.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: March 24, 2019, 06:27:16 PM »
Every news outlet makes money on ads
Most review sites that want to keep their integrity don't take money or products for free.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: March 24, 2019, 06:33:17 PM »
At the end of the day, it's really hard to turn down the millions, just saying.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: March 24, 2019, 06:33:58 PM »
Not all remove posted stories that are negative or spin negatives as positives.
I was replying to the post that I quoted. I think it is possible to receive ad revenue without compromising editorial standards. (Iirc, you had apple affiliate links discontinued over negative coverage).

Their willingness to deceive readers regarding the influence that banks have over their content is the issue. Trying to spin and imply neutrality by saying they pay for all their own travel is what led to my earlier comment that they have an understanding that negative press can be detrimental to the affiliate links from which they derive most of their revenue.

Be biased just be straight forward about your biases.

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: March 24, 2019, 06:37:53 PM »
Most review sites that want to keep their integrity don't take money or products for free.
There was definitely a time when Dan had CC advertisements. Itís the nature of the beast in this part of the blogosphere.
Just be open about it and have a disclaimer.
My issue with TPG was them trying to claim neutrality.

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: March 24, 2019, 07:02:13 PM »
Dan only posts CC where he gets commissions as well...

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #100 on: March 24, 2019, 07:05:13 PM »
Dan only posts CC where he gets commissions as well...
I could show you dozens of examples where that's false, but that's the besides the point. I do this for a living and don't claim that I have no biases.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #101 on: March 24, 2019, 07:09:21 PM »
Dan only posts CC where he gets commissions as well...
-1, He would lose credibility in a heartbeat. On the flip side I am sure that there are cards with great commissions that he doesnít post being that he doesnít think it is a good deal.

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: March 24, 2019, 07:11:05 PM »
On the flip side I am sure that there are cards with great commissions that he doesnít post being that he doesnít think it is a good deal.
Pitches like that come in every day.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #103 on: March 24, 2019, 07:11:27 PM »
I could show you dozens of examples where that's false, but that's the besides the point. I do this for a living and don't claim that I have no biases.
As stated, Iím ok with biases as long as they are in the open and you donít assume the mantle (especially through deception) of an impartial reporter.

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: March 24, 2019, 07:13:26 PM »
As stated, Iím ok with biases as long as they are in the open and you donít assume the mantle (especially through deception) of an impartial reporter.
The problem is that TPG wants to be seen as a legit news source, which is supposed to be free of bias. There's just no way to make a living and be free of bias in this industry, though I did it for years before moving to a monetization model when I realized that this could actually be a living.

Some bloggers claim to be bias free, but then get outed as being paid thousands of dollars per month from companies bragging about their affiliate programs. There's nothing wrong with making money, but don't pretend to be something you're not.
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