Here's the context for this action:
- This is a blog about VC and investment. VCs blog all the time.
- Aol does have a large journalistic component, but it is not a newspaper.
- Aol will back Arrington's fund, so it too should have a conflict of interest in permitting him to write for TechCrunch.
So, are we breaking with the journalistic paradigm or not if the man gets to blog? Is knowing his background and dealing enough?