The statement, from an Amazon spokesman, refutes a report from website JessicaLessin.com on Friday that the Seattle company has been exploring options to offer a smartphone free of cost.
So let me get this straight: if you legitimately break news, you get neither a link or a citation from WSJ. But if you publish a bunch of “exclusive” bullshit, you get both?
Also not mentioned is the fact that both Lessin and author Amir Efrati used to work for WSJ — which I’m sure doesn’t factor in here…
Will Oremus asks the larger question:
In the hypercompetitive online news landscape, is being first and wrong sometimes better for business than being last and right?
It is without question the former.