Ziva Branstetter & Hypocrisy at The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR)

Ziva Branstetter has been named Senior Editor of Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting.  The celebrated Branstetter is also

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DAVID RUTKAUSKAS Was NEVER E-Cig Franchise’s CEO, Says Franchisor [UPDATED]

In December, 2013 we reported that David Rutkauskas, CEO of Beautiful Brands International (BBI), announced (via LinkedIn) that he has

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FRESHBERRY Franchise Closures [UPDATED]

FreshBerry frozen yogurt franchise opportunity is aggressively marketed and sold by Beautiful Brands International (BBI). As of 3/5/15, it appears

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DAVID RUTKAUSKAS, Beautiful Brands: Last Rex’s Chicken Closes. Franchises Still Promoted.

David Rutkauskas’ controversial Beautiful Brands franchise system continues to shrink. The latest closure is the only remaining Rex’s Chicken restaurant,

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CAMILLE’S SIDEWALK CAFÉ Franchise Closes

The Camille’s Sidewalk Café franchise in Greenville, South Carolina has closed. Our condolences go out to Camille’s Sidewalk Café franchise

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BBI’s FRESHBERRY Website Suspended for Non-payment

Beautiful Brands’ Freshberry website apparently suspended for non-payment on one of the busiest frozen yogurt weeks of the year. It’s

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ZivaGate: Letter to Tulsa World Publisher Bill Masterson, Jr.

Here’s the letter from UnhappyFranchisee.Com publisher Sean Kelly to the new Publisher of BH Media Group’s Tulsa World, Bill Masterson.

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BEAUTIFUL BRANDS Drops Blogger Lawsuit, Journal Record Actually Reports It

Tulsa’s Journal Record – a business publication we on the “fringe” have accused of being little more than a bulletin

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ZivaGate: Ziva Branstetter’s Attorney Tells Her Side

Ziva Branstetter’s attorney has broken their side’s silence in the ZivaGate controversy. The lowdown:  They admit the Tulsa World investigative

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ZivaGate: An Open Letter to IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors)

Who investigates the investigators? That’s a question I hope Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. will tackle at the IRE conference

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