Tag Archives: backgrounders

The Backgrounder Blight

The backgrounder blight: A Washington Post reporter offers an interview “on background.” The Post’s media critic calls that transparency. Are they nuts?

Tech Companies Hide Behind Backgrounders

Tech companies hide behind backgrounders: Silicon Valley tech companies control information using “on backgrounder” briefings, writes Brian Merchant.

“This is a toxic arrangement,” he writes. “The tactic shields tech companies from accountability,” free of risk.