Sharon Waxman of The Wrap calls out The Hollywood Reporter under Janice Min for lifting scoops and calling them "exclusives" on the THR website and in its newsletter. This and refusal to credit The Wrap goes on, she says, despite some friendly enough back-channel communication between her and THR executive editor Owen Phillips.
I try not to waste too much time on this nonsense, but it’s time to call out The Hollywood Reporter for stealing TheWrap’s scoops as their own and for failing to credit or link to us when they re-report our scoops....
Since THR has been taken over by Prometheus Media and Janice Min, the trade has not linked to TheWrap or credited us ever as far as we can tell. Ever as in, nevernotonetime.
This, despite our having done so for THR. And despite demands by their reporters for links on our site. So I say, enough already.
Earlier this year, remember, it was Waxman being called out by Nikki Finke, who threatened legal action. The Wrap laughed it off, and of course nothing came of it. "I never expect grown-up ethics from the likes of Deadline...It was nonsense then and now, because as everyone knows we do our own reporting," Waxman added today as an aside.
Also Friday: Keith Olbermann had some criticism of THR too.