- It's not from a neutral source—Shankman is a PR guy with his own clients, and gives them first crack at the good media requests.
- Other reporters can totally monitor HARO and steal your ideas.
- Profnet is the recognized leader in masturbation advice and smelly genital information.
"We're living in an environment where reporters are less and less willing to do independent research, so that's created an opportunity for PR people to step in and do the research for them," Rampton says... "My personal take on ProfNet is it's not all bad, but there's more bad than good in it," says Rampton, who is less familiar with HARO. "It's one of various ways that the news product is getting cheapened."