Pitch Angles: The Bribe?

A PRNewser tipster writes in, “not only is the blog she is pitching dead (I haven’t posted to it in over two years) but she’s offering me a bribe for my coverage.”

Here is the pitch (Yes, we’re nice and removed both the client and PR pro’s info):

Greetings, hope all is well.

I’m currently working with (client) that has full episodes of cooking, family friendly and soap operas shows like 30 Minute Meals with Rachel Ray, Iron Chef, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Dancing
With The Stars, The Young & The Restless, and much more. I thought since your readers are busy parents like yourself you would like to hear more about how (client) let’s you catch up on your favorite
shows on your own time.

(client) is one all-inclusive entertainment destination allowing you to watch, find, discover, and manage your favorite TV shows and movies with over 5,000 free streaming current and classic episodes to choose from. The site has a vast variety of networks including ABC, NBC, FOX, WB, and CBS.

If you would like to write about your favorite TV shows that are on (client) and share your thoughts with your readers on (blog) about the site it would be greatly appreciated. For your help, I would like to send you free movie tickets from Fandango.

Please let me know if you would like to help out, we’d love to know what shows interest you the most.

Really, free movie tickets just for me? We hope you catch the sarcasm. Besides the bribe, we think there is another word for this – market research!