Today in the news was an article by CNBC Reporter Darren Rovell about Network Marketing company MonaVie’s sponsorship of Tomas Scheckter who competes in this weekends Indy 500.
First Darren indicates that he is not going to get into whether or not Acai is good or bad, he is going to talk about the numbers game.
This gets interesting since anyone with a brain can do a little research and find out that it does not cost $1,800 for a case of Acai. I’m sure that they will say “oh we just forgot a zero and a decimal point!”
My guess is they’ll have this corrected soon…
The research they did “or supposedly did” is off by 10 times the amount than what the product actually costs…
…If they where off by this much, it totally invalidates the rest of the numbers as well! Unless we are using some kind of CNBC fuzzy math.
I found his statement that after talking to one former distributor “the only people who make any money came from previous network marketing backgrounds or got in on the ground floor!”
I guess we could apply that analogy to any industry or business today right! So you might as well give up on designing the latest widget to compete with XYZ company.
If we follow this ill conceived logic, we might as well not do anything at least until a new network marketing company pops up. Or we have gained the necessary experience!
Was the real reason this article was written, purely to bring readers to the CNBC web site! Readers who otherwise would not have read the article or visited the web site in the first place.
Wow Foxnews, CNN or a dozen other online publications must really be causing them grief…
Are times getting so difficult for reporters, that they have to create controversy where it doesn’t exists, or they are just getting lazy? Sure it could have been poor editing, yet the whole tone of the article indicates otherwise!
I really like the part at the end of the article where it was stated “I hope he knows what comes with the logo on his car.” Maybe they looked at it and decided that it was much better then a CNBC logo Or a MSNBC Logo
Either way crap reporting is still crap reporting, and the more people that call them out on the crap the better society will be!
And No I don’t work with MonaVie!