Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Me and My CrunchFund Shadow on Bloomberg West

Here’s a video of an appearance I made on the Bloomberg West show yesterday about the controversies around TechCrunch founder and Editor Michael Arrington and his new early-stage venture fund called CrunchFund.

(Yes, that’s the genuine Mike puppet I was gifted when Loren Feldman ended his hysterical video spoof series on Arrington and other Silicon Valley luminaries.)

As I said in the interview and also in a testy post I did, TechCrunch owner AOL is a lot to blame here, especially in CEO Tim Armstrong’s impugning the ethically sound writers at the popular tech news site who don’t deserve this mess.

Here is the video:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald