The Daily Read – The Fire Emil Michael Edition – 11/18/2014
Emil Michael, one of Uber’s top executives talked some smack about journalists……to another journalist!
Today’s Daily Read is all about……you guessed it, Uber! Seriously, Emil Michael is an idiot and deserves to be fired. Like seriously. Read a couple of these and let me know if you agree or not in the comments!
“A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the media – and specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist who has criticized the company.”
The moment I learned just how far Uber will go to silence journalists and attack women
“A big debate among the Pando staff for the past two years has been over just how morally bankrupt Uber is. Earlier this evening, a bombshell story by Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith proves the reality is way worse than anyone on our team could have expected. And that’s saying something.”
“Uber vice president Emil Michael mused aloud about the possibility of the company conducting opposition research on hostile journalists, reports Ben Smith of Buzzfeed. Michael was especially concerned about Sarah Lacy’s coverage at Pando Daily.”
“Sarah Lacy – the target of a proposed $1 million smear campaign by Uber, whose top executive bragged about his idea of investigating her private life at a media dinner in New York on Friday night – was re-doing her home security last night.”
Uber’s Dirty Tricks Won’t Hurt It
“The rideshare company Uber, with an implied value of about $18 billion and on the hunt to raise additional capital, is dealing with a public-relations nightmare of cartoonish proportions.”
“Uber is in the news this morning after an executive made some bone-headed remarks in public. Emil Michael, SVP of Business at Uber, suggested that Uber could spend “a million dollars” to form a group of people that would research the “personal lives” and “families” of journalists who are critical of the company.”