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Smith: Blazers Walk "Slippery Slope" As They Control The Story

Matt Smith, sports reporter for KPTV Fox 12, highlights three recent situations -- the hiring of new assistant coaches, Brandon Roy's rap video appearance and Paul Allen's recent interview -- in which the Portland Trail Blazers actively controlled stories and limited independent media availability to key people. Smith concludes... ------------------------------ My whole point in detailing this is one part anecdotal, one part buyer-beware. Information distribution methods are changing. But there is still a vast difference between a carefully crafted press release and a bona fide interview, during which any question is fair game. I think it’s important to recognize that difference. ------------------------------ -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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