From Spam To Olympic Gold?

from the or-not dept

I’ve been fairly successful this year completely avoiding anything having to do with the Olympics, but this story is just too odd not to pass on. The winner of the gold medal for mogul skiing is being referred to as “the spam man” for the internet business he started as a teenager, which apparently made him millions of dollars. The details, however, are extremely sketchy. There doesn’t seem to be any indication that he was actually a spammer. Most stories seem to indicate that he ran a popup advertising company (which some may consider just as bad, but it’s not really spamming). Of course, the guy’s own refusal to talk about the business seems to actually be driving much more interest in the story. He wouldn’t even name the company when asked about it and got angry that anyone wanted to know about it.

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Michael says:

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This reminds me of how much I hate the media. They’re so desperate for a story that they’re trying to spin their failed attempt to find a story into a story. What’s worse is that they know what the story would be if they succeeded and it’s not even worth reporting to begin with (“Olympic winner ran a business.” Ooooh, ahhhh). What’s worse still is that their attempts to create a story are publicly humiliating someone who just acheived their life dream.

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