Lying In The Gutters – 24th November 2014 – Always Remember To Call It Research


So there was a story that we ran this week. Some thought we shouldn't have run it. That it was none of our business. We shouldn't have run that kind of storyThat how we ran it was terrible. Or that someone else should have run it instead. And if they did, they'd have done a far better job.

The things is, no one else was running the story. Not for the weeks the information had been made available. We researched the story, checked sources, sought feedback and legal clearance before publishing. When we did, other people then published stories that pretty much replicated or confirmed what we'd run. Still other sites waited until an official statement from another party.

Bleeding Cool is what it is, because we try to stick our neck out, we go first over some of the more difficult stories and step outside of the more commonplace PR-led comic book conversation. That will often ruffle all sorts of feathers. But once we have done so, others can follow. Because without that initial report, it's possible you still wouldn't know the story.

And yes, I know, some people would prefer that they didn't know.

Top Twenty Traffic Of The Week

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  10. Frankensteining Marvel's Solicitations For February 2014
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  16. The Alien Race On Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD Have Been Named
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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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