Originally Posted by Oldschoolgamer
Yea, that's all I'm getting at. While I don't find anything he did wrong, I think it's largely hypocritical, even within the context of the article, to call someone out over a perception, but at the same time act weary of the ramification to these other peoples lively hoods, whom are in the wrong -and you have facts to back it up-. It's just a personal gripe, not trying to be contrary with you.
Well I don't think it was the intent to use these people to tarnish their names. They were just two (three with Geoff) easy examples that could have been anyone that tried for the free ps3. It was an example of the every day stuff that goes on that makes it so hard to determine journalistic integrity in this industry. For someone like Cook, who described by a friend in another article as someone who used that ps3 giveaway for free personal advertisement, and also made it a point to show that he was giving away what he won, this can be seen as a positive. He got more free publicity, and came out clean in the wake of the other mess.
Originally Posted by criesofthepast
I don't know how anyone could be angry with him over this.
No one, or rather no one who understood the article is angry with him. He was used in the article as the biggest and easiest example of the point the writer was trying to get across. I really wouldn't doubt that that picture making its way around the internet the last few days is the reason the story even got wrote in the first place. What Geoff is doing in it is completely normal for a game journalist. Even one that....let me quote the article....
is often described as an industry leader. A games expert. He is one of the most prominent games journalists in the world. And there he sits, right there, beside a table of snacks.
And that seems to be the problem. That this is normal.