Chicago Auto Show Internet Director Hates Bloggers

chicago auto show internet director hates bloggers

The execs for the Chicago Auto Show managed to hire possibly the worst person imaginable for the job of "Internet Director." Not only does Mark Bilek hate blogs and bloggers, but he can't even keep his mouth shut (or keyboard inactive) about it. On the Chicago Auto Show's blog Showlopnik, Bilek ponders blogging credentials: "It appears that you have to a) be very young and inexperienced, b) have an opinion about everything, and c) always be 100% right, even if you don't offer solutions." Regarding news embargos, "Ha! I laugh at embargos. I am a blogger now and I don't have a code of ethics–or scruples for that matter. I don't care if I made a binding agreement not to make public sensitive information? As long as someone else broke their promise first, it's OK for me, right? So here goes. I overheard the head chef at McCormick Place in an airport jet way discussing the menu for First Look for Charity and, guess what? There will be shrimp I tell you. Also, we'll have food from India, Asia, Europe, South America, and even North America. In addition, there will be beer, wine, and soda! Imagine that! Just remember, you heard it here first. PS, that makes me important, right?" Mark Bilek. Our friend in the digital age.

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  • Orian Orian on Feb 06, 2008
    Bilek ponders blogging credentials: "It appears that you have to a) be very young and inexperienced, b) have an opinion about everything, and c) always be 100% right, even if you don't offer solutions." Wow, he first the mold perfectly from the sounds of things, with perhaps the exception of being young. Hey pot - kettle is on line one!

  • Lewissalem Lewissalem on Feb 06, 2008

    Dude, Bilek, that font size on your "blog" is so 2002.

  • Stephan Wilkinson Stephan Wilkinson on Feb 06, 2008

    That's funny. I've been in this bidness way longer than this child--he was, I'm guessing, in elementary school when I was the editor of Car and Driver--and at 71, I'm probably twice as old as he is. And I'm an automotive blogger. Also amusing that he has to in effect borrow the name of the automotive blog that probably most fits his perjorative description.

  • BlueBrat BlueBrat on Feb 06, 2008

    God forbid this guy found out about Twitter and all the uselessness found there about car shows...

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