We all know, except on that extremely rare occasion, that the Bleacher Report sucks. If you don’t believe me, ask google. It’s pretty much fact at this point. But lately, I’ve been noticing something even more pathetic than that which already is. The theft of RSS content.
It wasn’t more than a day after I moved to Cheesehead TV that I started noticing my articles appearing on the Bleacher Report. Although I had an account there, I had not used it in over nine months, and had never used it as a member of Cheesehead TV. Yet miraculously, somehow my content started to show up there. I bitched and moaned as usual and pretty much emailed or chewed out every single person I could get a hold of. The last thing I wanted was my name, and the Bleacher Report, appearing anywhere together outside of this article. Their response was that it was my fault. Somehow I had unknowingly added my RSS feed to my account and given them permission to publish it, all without ever having to log in. Amazing how far the technology has come these days.
After going ape shit, the Bleacher Report did delete my account at my request, but still stuck to their story that it was my error. I let it rest… until now.
I just got done doing a google search for any breaking Packers news when I ran across this:
Now I’ll guarantee you that Brian Carriveau did not do this, much like I did not. Brian also has no idea I’m writing this so if any of you Bleacher Report thieves have anything to say you can take it up with me. The bottom line is that the Bleacher Report is crooked, and has been in some way, shape, or form since its inception. Now, they sink to a new low as they assimilate content from real bloggers and throw it on their site as their own.
Times must be rough when a multi-million dollar corporation has to go around ripping off the little guys to get that extra buck and those shiny press passes. If you ask me it’s just downright unconscionable. It’s high time that the networks and the leagues start to realize that all the Bleacher Report consists of is a bunch of hacks with a minute splash of talent to make it shiny. If the money men really want the real news, and press passes in the hands of the people that deserve them, washing their hands clean of the good ol’ BR would be a great place to start.
You’re not fooling anyone either, dumbasses.
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