Merritt Kopas

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Merritt Kopas

Author

Also: Polygon, Contributor

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Cronyism

Apparent

Cronyism

About

Co-authored an article about Christine Love, without disclosing a rather evident personal relationship with Love. Some comments Kopas published shortly after this was publicized seem to be a response—claiming the apparent conflict of interesting is a form of “networking” and people bringing it up are “conspiracy theorists”.

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Date

2017 Jan 24

Filed

2017 Jan 29

Trivia

Apparent

Trivia

About

Has been on the receiving end of apparent conflicts of interest multiple times. Journalists who covered Kopas while seemingly being on friendly terms include Leigh Alexander, at least three times and Patricia Hernandez, also at least three times (and later a fourth which included a disclosure), whereas Austin Walker has covered Kopas while financially supporting her on Patreon.

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Filed

2017 Jan 29

This journalist’s career means they might be subject to slight asymmetric scrutiny.

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