re:"The CEO today who doesn’t route around the traditional press on some issues is making a big mistake."
I was going to let this one go... but I figure I might just as well tell you what I think: they are certainly free to *try* to do it... (route around the press) but they *shouldn’t* be able to do it! I think it’s very sad to see how media ends-up presenting what is in essence company PR as "news" without doing even basic research to check for truthfulness of statements and such…
P.S. I'm quite aware of this in the context of craigslist, but I suspect lazy journalism can be found pretty much anywhere... D.