Jul 22, 2009

TMZ's not so awesome scoop

TMZ got a lot of attention for being the first to report Michael Jackson had died, but I still waited for the Los Angeles Times to post something before I was completely sure of the story. Why? From yesterday's LA Observed:
TMZ threw its supposed standards out the window and mistakenly "confirmed" the death of mixed martial arts fighter Kim "Kimo" Leopoldo — based on web chatter. He's alive and well.
A couple other outlets posted the bad information, but TMZ seems to have simply covered over the mistake by redirecting the link that went to the false story.

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