Chicago Auto Show Internet Director Especially Hates Autoblog

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz

Based on his first two posts, it was clear that the Chicago Auto Show's Internet Director, Mark Bilek was spoiling for a fight with someone. Anyone. As long as it was a blogger. Not surprisingly, he got his wish. Autoblog (AB) asked its readers to watch the 24-hour webcams covering the autoshow's construction for a new car before its official debut. Bilek went ballistic. Rather than just pull the plug on the cameras quietly, Bilek excoriated AB via the Chicago Auto Show Blog ( Showlopnik). "Now for an episode of 'When blogging goes bad.' All Chicago Auto Show Web cam fans can thank… Thanks to your friends at AutoBlog, the Web cams are disabled. It is one thing to leave the cams up for the general public, but it's another when they are used for a Web site's personal promotion. Yea, I got a screen cap for you AutoBlog, it's a big middle-finger salute from all of the Web cam fans of the Chicago Auto Show thanking you for keeping them in the dark." This is the same guy who previously knocked blogs as being spiteful, overly opinionated and unprofessional. Mote. Beam. Eye. Done.

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  • Redbarchetta Redbarchetta on Feb 06, 2008

    Who picks these morons for these positions. Lets pick the guy that can piss off the most people and ruin our site traffic. Autoblog gets scolded for sending internet traffic in their direction. Here's a though instead of turning off the webcams point them at cars we have already seen that way you don't spoil anything new.

  • Joshvar Joshvar on Feb 06, 2008

    Does this guy know what the internet is?

  • P.J. McCombs P.J. McCombs on Feb 06, 2008

    "Top work, Bilek. We wouldn't want anyone paying attention to... yawn... um, what show is it, again, in whch public interest pays our salaries?"

  • TomAnderson TomAnderson on Feb 06, 2008

    Wow, somebody woke up on the wrong side of the enema...