Jason Mo Takes A Swipe At PokerNews

Jason Mo has been a professional poker player since 2009, during which time he has amassed profits in the online arena, as well as in live cash and tournaments games. While many of the game’s greats were attending this year’s American Poker Awards in Beverly Hills, Jason Mo, on the other hand, took the opportunity to appear on Joey Ingram’s ‘Poker Life Podcast’, and take aim at a PokerNews article that was written recently by Phil Galfond.
Galfond is one of the most respected and talented players in the game, so when he speaks other players take his opinions seriously. Even when he decides to vent his laundry in public, and more specifically call out French player Samuel Touil who allegedly borrowed $250,000 from Galfond, but failed to pay the money back.
Nevertheless, Jason Mo took exception to PokerNews Editor-in-Chief Donnie Peters for printing the piece in the first place, and expressed his view that the issue should never have been picked up by PokerNews. Highlighting his point, Jason Mo cites the example of another top pro, Shaun Deeb, who claims Eli Elezra owes him roughly a quarter of a million dollars, but apparently was not given the same opportunity to vent his frustrations by PokerNews.
Last week, Jason Mo then got the chance to elaborate further on his beef with PokerNews in a piece published by calvinayre. In the article, Mo claimed that PokerNews should not be considered a news source, but “more of an affiliate site.. that include some content for live tournaments and some fluff pieces.” Pulling no punches, Mo accused PokerNews of being uneven in its selection of stories to cover , and explained:
“PokerNews are paid to cover a bunch of live events around the world. A lot of the time there is egregious incompetence within the tournament staff that affects the players such as chips or money is stolen or there are huge flaws in the way the tournament is run or structures and they are never reported by PokerNews. All they report on is how fun these poker tour stops are and they miss pretty big issues that affect every player.”
Returning to the issue of Galfond’s grievance article, Mo accused PokerNews of partiality, stating:
“I don’t think they should be allowed to choose whose reputation they destroy within the poker community.”

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