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.