TechCrunch Intern Fired For Trading Reviews For Gadgets

TechCrunch canned a teen intern for asking for a MacBook Air in order to do a post about a Startup, Inquisitr reports, pointing out the site’s founder and co-editor Michael Arrington throws the kid under the bus, hardly acknowledging the lack of managerial oversight that made the practice possible.

Does Arrington’s disclosure and severing ties with the kid make you applaud TechCrunch for weeding out an ethical breach, or make you trust the site less because of the implications?

TechCrunch sacks 17-year-old intern for trading toys for coverage [The Inquisitr]
(Thanks, Chris!)