How The West Was Bought: Part 2

Caren West is still at it.

In this week’s edition of the Atlanta weekly The Sunday Paper, entertainment columnist Caren West once again deceives her readers by disguising her paid publicity work as journalism.

Ms. West devoted the middle-third of her column this week to the Atlantis Music Conference & Festival, never disclosing to readers that she is paid by Atlantis to promote the event in the press.

As long as The Sunday Paper persists in allowing Ms. West to disregard the essential journalistic principals of independence and honesty, everything else in the paper is suspect.

8 Comments so far

  1. Mr. T (unregistered) on August 14th, 2005 @ 5:02 pm

    It’s shocking to me that The Sunday Paper seemingly has no issue with this. I know it would be wrong but I’d like to punch her in the ovaries.

  2. Greg (unregistered) on August 14th, 2005 @ 7:37 pm

    Right in the ol’ babymaker?

  3. Khamis (unregistered) on August 19th, 2005 @ 11:32 am

    greg, your personal blog is great. your comment above is not. hard to reconcile poignancy and pettiness.

    a greater concern to me (well at least greater than a nightlife columnist writing subjective stories about happenings in her life–like the music conference she patently discloses she was “working” at) is the rampant plagairism of Atlanta writers…


    have you noticed this … even among writers in Creative Loafing?

    sometimes it’s so obvious the writer didn’t have one original thought to share, although he/she passes it off as his own.

    Looking into it,

    Jehad Khamis

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    If you’ve got examples, feel free to copy and paste some here.


  5. Greg (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2005 @ 10:37 am

    I was just finishing off Mr T’s Anchorman quote

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    Yes you were Greg and I appreciate it.

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