Media companies love to appear as if they are embracing new media. However, comments are often moderated and edited, podcasts are one-way streets and YouTube sharing is always disabled.
It’s sorta like when your friend’s mom, even though she’s 50, is trying to be cool. The end result is always sad.
Citing that their employee handbook prohibits writing for other entities without approval, CNN has axed Emmy-award winning producer, Chez Pazienza, formerly of American Morning.
The blog under fire is Deus Ex Malcontent; With a single paragraph being cited by CNN for a TOS violation.
I wake up every morning baffled as to why America hasn’t deported George Bush and Dick Cheney, Hollywood hasn’t stopped trying to convince me that Sarah Jessica Parker is attractive, gullible soccer moms haven’t realized that they share absolutely no kinship with Oprah, and Fox canceled Firefly.
Read more about Chez’s rapid dismissal here.
Now might be a good time to break out those employee handbooks. Because in reality, mainstream media will never truly embrace Web 2.0. Not when the power of one has the ability to put egg on their faces.