Code of Conduct

My Code of Conduct

I wish to be transparent about how I create content and my compensation.

Journalism Ethics

I follow the general rules of journalism ethics but I do want to stress following:

  • I strive to be open, independent, critical – also towards myself – and to avoid hidden agendas.
  • I always try to use facts as fairly and accurate as possible.
  • If I accuse any party for wrongdoing, I will try to lay out the fact and include theaccused party’s explanation.
  • I try to write my blog as balanced as possible and not to make too sensationalheadlines so my content lives up the promise in the headline.
  • I acknowledge the individual’s rights to be respected personally and maintaintheir privacy.
  • I make sure that the sources, who wish to be anonymous, are anonymous – also after the content is publicized – as long as I know the true identity of the person and the motives behind the wish to be anonymous
  • Sourcing- credit my sources by their names and when possibly a direct link or retweet to their commentary. In other words; I don’t plagiarize. I do not use other’s work and pretend it is my own. I declare my sources and explain who they are and what they do for a living, so it is easier to judge my sources motives. I don’t buy or own shares or stocks in companies that I write about.My pension and savings are administered by a financial institution. I have no knowledge or influence about their choice of securities. No one pays me to say – or not say – certain things on my blog or other media platforms – be they words, sound, pictures or video.

I don’t accept money, free products, discounts, free trips or anything of value from the companies I write about. I don’t engage with their boards or advisory boards. I will accept a t-shirt or item of small value – less than $80.

If I am to review a product, I will borrow it for a week or two and give it back – unless it is worth less than $80. If I make an exception from these rules, I will disclose it fully.

Boards & Networks

(note any areas of possible conflicts of interest)

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at info@thesuitesblog.com.

Best wishes,

Chris Liverman

Special thanks to Pernille Tranberg, author of TrustMark for News – Why Non-Biased Digital Content Needs Transparency, for providing the template from which this disclosure has been adapted.

Could Comcast Crush our Dreams?

Marvel fans were excited when the news of Disney buying Fox broke last year, but could all of those hopes be crushed? Recent reports have surfaced of Comcast getting in on the action and submitting a offer to buy Fox over Disney.

Disney originally made an impressive offer of $52 billion back in December. According to USA Today, Comcast plans to outbid Disney with a $60 billion offer. Allegedly, Disney is prepared to up their offer to secure the deal.

According to CNBC, Disney CEO, Bob Iger is confident that the deal with Fox with close.

“We made a good deal, actually a deal that shareholders reacted quite favorably to and we’re going to remain confident in our ability to close” said Iger to CNBC

Fans were thrilled at the news that their favorite Marvel superhero would all be housed under one roof. Fox held the rights to superhero teams like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four.

It is reported that Fox’s, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, could be their last films before the merge.

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X-Men Dark Phoenix; IMDB

Do you think the Disney deal with Fox will go through?

 

Should Gal Gadot Get More Money From ‘Wonder Woman’?

Wonder Woman greatly warmed the hearts of many viewers around the world. Women felt more empowered with this first female superhero movie. Fans were certainly pleased with actress, Gal Gadot’s, delivery of the Amazonian Princess but now people are upset with the amount of money Gadot actually made from the movie.

Gal Gadot, reportedly, only made $300,000 from this movie which grossed $600 Million at the box office.

Although Fans were greatly upset from the report, Gadot wasn’t angry at all by what she made.

Gadot told TMZ, ” I’m grateful and happy.”

We have to remember that Gal Gadot almost quit acting before landing the role in the movie so we can certainly understand her being extremely grateful. According to Vanity Fair, entry level actors are usually paid an initial rate.

Director, Patty Jenkins will return and is already working on the sequel.

Gadot’s lawyers are gearing up for renegotiation’s for the upcoming sequel.

A lot of fans want to see The Cheetah and Dr. Psycho as the villains for the next movie.

Should Gadot have made more? Share your thoughts!

Kathy Griffin, “I Don’t Think I Will Have a Career After This”

Kathy Griffin
Gordon Correll: Image Source

Kathy Griffin has been under fire for posting a very provocative photo of her holding a beheaded President Trump. The photo was very graphic and full of blood and has sparked a lot of negative attention for the Comedian.

Griffin is known for her sharp tongue and harsh jokes in the comedic world, not being afraid to call out anyone and being very vocal about her opinions.

Her recent behavior has sparked the question on whether there should be a limit how far a Comedian is allowed to go?

In response to her photo, Griffin has received a number of death threats and a good number of her sponsors have pulled out.

Griffin held her first press conference ever this morning and indicated that she felt the Trump family was to ruin her life.

You can watch the full video below:

“What’s happened to me has never happened, ever, in the history of this great country,” said Griffin

Griffin did take responsibility for her actions in a video released earlier in the week but now she is claiming that she is being bullied.

Kathy Griffin went on to say that she personally feels that the Trump family is trying to ruin her life.

“I Don’t Think I will Have a Career After This,” said an emotional Griffin

There have been debates all week long on whether the 56 year old would have a continuing career after this. CNN fired Kathy from hosting the New Years Eve special at the end of the year.

We also learned from Griffin’s lawyers that she is being investigated by the Secret Service.

We will be following this story as it continues to unfold.

For more information visit:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/arts/television/kathy-griffin-donald-trump-news-conference.html?_r=0