The Letter: Radio Show Reality And What's 'Contrary To Unpopular Belief"
September 12, 2014 at 11:27 AM (PT)
Reporting in real time at the NAB RADIO SHOW in INDIANAPOLIS this week, ALL ACCESS News/Talk/Sports Editor PERRY MICHAEL SIMON had a few bones to pick with the keynote speaker known as "The Ad Contrarian," who cherry-picked data to support what SIMON described as highly misleading, if not outright false conclusions. But that may not have been the biggest problem during that session.
In this week's The Letter column, SIMON wrote, "He has his opinion, he has a right to express it, I have a right to disagree, we're all good. I wouldn't be surprised that if we spoke one-on-one, we'd find some common ground. My problem is with the reaction. The audience ate it up. They loved it. Other trade reporters were talking it up. People at the show were cheering in agreement. Whatever he was selling, they were buying. And besides it being short-sighted and inaccurate, it was something else: It was what they wanted to hear.
"That's the problem."
Read the entire column here.