September 28, 2006

Edelman vs. Consumerist: It's On

Ben Popken, author of Gawker Media's Consumerist blog, is very unhappy with Edelman D.C. blogger and RedState vet Michael Krempasky (right), who reps Wal-Mart.  I'm a latecomer to the tiff and don't have a dog in this fight, but here's the chronology as best as I understand:

  1. Consumerist posts several unflattering posts about Wal-Mart.
  2. Krempasky invites Consumerist to drinks as part of Edelman's blogger outreach on Wal-Mart's behalf.  Consumerist says Krempasky asks that discussion be off the record, then asks, "What can we do to get you to stop writing about our companies?"

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