Dustin Curtis looked into that Forbes article that claims the HBO’s president, Eric Kessler said the Internet was a “temporary phenomenon” and here’s what he found:

It’s so unbelievable that I went to the primary source, a 40 minute video interview with Mr. Kessler, which draws a fascinating picture of HBO’s business strategy. After listening to the entire interview twice, I could not pinpoint where Kessler actually said “temporary phenomenon.”

It turns out what HBO’s president, Eric Kessler said was more along the lines that he thinks the Internet is big, but it can’t replace the deal they have going right now with cable. Which makes sense.

So good job with the Linkbait Forbes.