Neoseeker : News : Tap Fish CEO says Daily Show segment was "dishonest"
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Grimdark Dec 12, 11
He entered the dragon's den when he let them interview them and is complaining he got burnt?
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meh Dec 12, 11
There's a difference between allowing yourself to be mocked for fun and being lied to in order for that drgaon's den to complete a different picture of you and your company

For example DC...I could take your comment and use every trick in the book to make you look like a fool, you wouldn't like it but you entered the dragon's den when you posted that comment on this article.

What the Daily show did was dishonest and down right a low blow. Sure the CEO of Tapfish kind of left himself open to it but the final version of the episode painted a completely different picture to what the CEO expected (The guy even stated it was still funny but the key factors were left out)
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Grimdark Dec 12, 11
No, he knew that the Daily Show's interviews and very nature was satirical news.
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meh Dec 12, 11
Right and I suppose you're one of these people that believe the media never lie, that they highlight the dangers of things that you never knew about yet when you truly look at it, it is all fabrication to get views.

Again, there's a difference between what the Daily Show did and satirical news.

They haven't just mocked Tapfish, they could have potentially cost the company thousands, if not millions within profit, revenue and most importantly the fan base.

Justify their actions however you see fit but at the end of the day, not everyone knows that the daily show is satirical news. They would see that as serious news and that's what these people need to understand. The media is a powerful tool and people will eat up whatever is put in front of them.

So if someone is stating that it is easy to purchase a $99 item with one click, they are not going to download that app...that is a potential customer lost to Tapfish. Furthermore the CEO was very happy to wave most of the interview under the rug, the bit that you seem to be skipping past is the interview with the irate parent.

Which stems back to the "It's the parent's fault for giving his children the password to his itunes account in the first place" Not Tapfish's fault, not the Daily Show's fault but the parent's and yet not once was that ever made a point...instead they took advantage of it and abused it.

That my friend is not satirical news, that is sabotage of a company's reputation and the best way shows like the daily show can ever get ratings.
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Grimdark Dec 12, 11
Lol'd at the thumbs down.

Where on earth did you get that assumption? Your comment is screaming "ASSumption", you know.

Mocking Tapfish? When does any common peon actually believe stuff seen on Comedy Central, much less the Daily Show? That's like believing that all the how-to's on /b/ are trustworthy. Making "crystals"? Mustard gas, fatal. Getting "energy" by injecting O2? Also fatal.

You seem quite inept at the concept of Comedy Central, they don't even air anything seriously newsworthy, nor should anyone be assuming that news are hosted on there. Fox is a better source.

The best way it can ever get ratings? You're pretty simple-minded if you think that they do interviews like that every day. I sure haven't seen Aasif do that every day for companies.
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Grimdark Dec 12, 11
I didn't say Fox was good, I said it was actually news, unlike the Daily Show, which is pretty much just recaps on the news that day with a sarcastic spin.
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meh Dec 13, 11
DC you seem to think everyone in life has common sense or sees everything as clearly as you do.

Just because it is on comedy central or "satirical" doesn't give the daily show any justification for what they have done.

Again there's a difference between mocking someone and ruining their reputation.

So ok here's an example for you:

You have a lemonade stand, a journalist says "Hey, I want to write an article about you, now there will be a few comical bits in there but don't worry about it"

You accept because you know, you have a sense of humour only to find days later the article claims you pee in the product you sell...hey that's funny right? Because you know, Lemonade looks like..pee but would you and your customers find that funny?

No you would be standing there seeing people giving you odd looks, not buying your product.

That's what has happened here

"if you think that they do interviews like that every day. I sure haven't seen Aasif do that every day for companies."

Mmmmmm I love the smell of fanboyism in the morning....so what's different here? Are you now implicating that the daily show set out to intentionally hurt Tapfish? That they dislike the free to play market so much that they would hurt the reputation of a company that works within that market?

You are the one that seems pretty simple minded here DC....overall I'm all for taking jabs, I'm all for having a laugh but this episode they did shows nothing of the sort and like you said "You haven't seen Aasif do this every day for other companies....so why start now and why on Tapfish?"

Answer me one question DC....Why are the daily show fabricating lies? and we're not talking about little white lies either...if you haven't picked up on it yet DC...CEO of Tapfish explained that it costs under $1 to revive ALL fish within their game and you have to go through security checks such as putting in your password in order to confirm your purchase. NOT $99 at one click like the daily show want you to believe....so why did they do this? They could have made a generic company name up, they did not have to implicate or point fingers
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Grimdark Dec 13, 11
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You seem quite inept at the concept of Comedy Central
Did, you just skim my post or something?
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Jason Dec 15, 11
"The $99 per fish The Daily Show suggested"? The Daily Show did not suggest $99 per fish, but showed that it cost $99.99 for 3600 fish bucks. I don't know how many fish 3600 fish bucks gets you, but It has to be a lot.
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chautemoc Dec 15, 11
My bad. Removed that bit.
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jay Dec 21, 11
I don't know, but I bought that app right after I saw it on the daily show. Atleast he got some quality advertisement on one of the most famous shows on tv, even if it might have been negative
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