Wednesday, February 10, 2010

LOL! TMZ.com now claims this morning's story "originally went up last night"

We knew it would only be a matter of time before the slugs at the corporate porn-pushing gossip site TMZ.com tried to cover their asses after we pointed out an embarrassing mistake. The sewer site posted an item this morning at 9:09 a.m. claiming that Phil Harris, star of Discovery's Deadliest Catch, had died "about an hour ago"-- even though the mainstream news media had reported on the sad and tragic passing the previous evening.

In the past, as with its Michael Jackson timeline hanky panky, TMZ's shaved bronzed midget frontman and his lost boy contingent have been known to shift posting times, change headlines and other ploys to avoid looking foolish or downright wrong. But this time, they knew we'd nailed them on the time stamp. So what did they do?

Even we had to laugh along with our readers at such unprecedented amateurish egregious assholery in attempted ass-covering as the disclaimer they added to the post after our mention:

"*This post originally went up
last night at 11:45 PM EST"

Never seen that one, before Harvey! What can we say? Except maybe

"Hahahahahahahaha... (breath) HAHAHAHAHAHAHA..."

Meanwhile, we'll let our readers join in the fun TMZ-humiliating:

Anonymous said...

Go back and check it out
They put a disclaimer on it saying it was originally posted last night
Covering their exposed asses

Anonymous said...
The others posted at 10:02 PM and 10:59 PM and TMZ is NOW claiming in their updated post that:
"*This post originally went up last night at 11:45 PM ET"
If you "Originally" posted at 11:45 PM and he died about an "Hour ago" that would make it 10:45 PM
Then how do the others post BEFORE you, even by your own admission, how can you claim "EXCLUSIVE" ???
Get your act together TMZ otherwise people might not take you seriously

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know I ain’t smart or nothing so maybe Harvey could explain this to me

The “Original” posting was at 11:45PM on February 9th *allegedly*

But comments to the posting are, first of all, NOT in any kind of linear state, they follow no consistent logistical pattern

11:37 PM Feb 9th 2010
9:21 PM Feb 10th 2010
11:35 PM Feb 9th 2010 *Um? That would be “Prior” to the “Original” posting

This trend is peppered through out the comments albeit not as glaring as the above example.

Not to mention when I perused the comment section earlier today there were NONE from February 9th, at all, not one.

I felt this was explained away or would be explained away by the fact that it was posted so close to midnight and therefore would only contain comments from February 10th thus far.

Is it possible that the good folks at TMZ are manipulating these postings?

Perhaps even “creating” the postings themselves to appear that they have a large diverse audience?

Is it possible that it is in the job description of all TMZ Staff members that they must also post on their own reports using several pseudonyms?

Is it possible that TMZ’s credibility is on shaky ground?

Or that they have encountered some rough seas?