The LA Times soldiers on:
Hmm, we are talking about celebrity-watching here. I don't know what the rules are, if any, but my guess is that speed is prized over accuracy (Let me check that with my high school and college girls...).
The descent into fantasy continues:
OK, I'll accept the point that gossip and rumor were not invented after Facebook and Twitter. But let's stay with that theme:
A curious thing is that neither the LA Times nor Mr. Seglin want to mention the John Edwards debacle, broken by the unexpectedly accurate National Enquirer after the national media turned a blind eye to the possible implosion of a major Democratic candidate. What if the Enquirer had been wrong about that? But they weren't! More grist for the LA Times mill...
Last laugher from Mr. Seglin on accuracy and accountability:
Hmm, it's almost as if Democrats and Republicans are treated differently by Big Media. Did Seglin seriously expect the NY Times editors or columnists to ride to the defense of Sarah Palin? Or maybe he thought NBC News would shoulder that burden.
THE REALLY LAST LAUGHER:
Would TMZ take the same approach to a political figure, which in turn could pose a threat to national security? Let’s hope we never find out.
I am hoping never to find out what they heck they have in mind with that. But let me offer this promise - if TMZ reports that Obama is dead, or even Joe Biden, I promise to double-check before texting 300 people and posting here.