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NBC, TMZ make wrong calls on Sterling racism story
Associated Press ^ | Apr 29, 2014 5:52 PM EDT

Posted on 04/29/2014 4:43:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai

NBC and TMZ are the latest to learn how the irresistible urge for a scoop, even for a matter of minutes, can burn a news organization.

NBC on Tuesday quoted an anonymous source when it incorrectly reported how the NBA was punishing Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for racist comments just minutes before league commissioner Adam Silver announced it. NBC reported Sterling would be banned indefinitely and fined $5 million. Silver banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million. […]

TMZ cited “sources familiar with the situation” in reporting the wrong punishment about 20 minutes before NBC. TMZ said that Silver had “tentatively decided” to suspend Sterling indefinitely. TMZ similarly couched its report of a $5 million fine by saying it was tentative. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: donaldsterling; laclippers; lofan; racism
AP trying to be a faux NewsBusters?
1 posted on 04/29/2014 4:43:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

2 posted on 04/29/2014 4:44:20 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder when the media is going to go after these moral giants?

Mich. man’s selfie mocked by celebrities on social media

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3150119/posts


3 posted on 04/29/2014 4:44:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

All these alphabet networks are nothing more than vultures waiting for their roadkill as they speculate in advance how bad the damage will be.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 4:46:10 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Olog-hai

What was the Vegas line on the penalty?


5 posted on 04/29/2014 4:46:45 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Olog-hai
Isn't TMZ owned and run by an Obama worshipping knob polisher and NBC’s CEO a weekly golf partner of the Poser in Chief?
6 posted on 04/29/2014 4:49:30 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Olog-hai

Couldn’t care less about this topic.


7 posted on 04/29/2014 4:49:55 PM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: icwhatudo

Some racists are more equal than others.

Then there are the players themselves who are so morally superior to Sterling. From AIDS to out of wedlock kids and drugs, you know the NBA “role models “ for everyone else.


8 posted on 04/29/2014 4:52:39 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Walrus
I'm not concerned about the 'racism' at all...if Sterling wants to drive around with the 'N' word on his license plate, I couldn't care less.

However, the picture I just saw of this 'Adam Silver' is proof positive that the saucer people are among us, and that freaks me out just a bit.

9 posted on 04/29/2014 4:53:11 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Olog-hai

Sterling banned for life? Is it the new policy of the NBA to ban people for being bigots, even in private? Considering the racist attitudes of many blacks I wonder how long before the NBA shows its hypocrisy and lets some anti-white racism slide.


10 posted on 04/29/2014 4:56:58 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: RightOnTheBorder
Meanwhile Shaquile Oneal publically mocks a physically deformed Detroit man in public. Media silent.

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11 posted on 04/29/2014 5:01:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: vetvetdoug

Harvey Robert Levin (born September 2, 1950)is an American television producer, lawyer, legal analyst and a celebrity reporter. He is the founder of celebrity gossip website TMZ.com.

He worked in various legal roles in the entertainment industry. He was a legal reporter on KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, where he reported on the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

In 1996, Levin moved to New York to work as a legal analyst for the 1997 revival of The People’s Court. He appeared on the show during the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s as a legal consultant and deactivated his California bar license. He became host of the series in 1998, as well as continuing to serve as its legal analyst. Levin served as creator and executive producer for Celebrity Justice from 2002 to 2005.

Levin appeared as a speaker at a fundraising event in West Hollywood, California for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association in April 2010. During the talk, Levin said, “I’m thinking back a long time when I was starting out as a TV reporter at a local station in LA and I remember at the time – I was probably in my late 20s – and I remember this hell-like fear that if anybody in that newsroom found out that I was gay, that it would be over,” he said. “I built it up in my head. I was so terrified that somebody would find out.” He went on to discuss about how he had to compartmentalize the gay and non-gay parts of his life.

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June 1, 2012

Jim Paratore, a television executive and producer who was instrumental in helping Ellen DeGeneres overcome antigay bias in getting her own talk show and who partnered with Harvey Levin to create the entertainment Web site TMZ and its daily television show, died on Tuesday while bicycling in France. He was 58.

The cause was a heart attack, Warner Brothers said.

He was perhaps best known for his work on the TMZ Web site and show, which broke ground in coverage of the legal and personal battles of entertainment stars, and for his personal backing of Ms. DeGeneres as a daytime talk-show host.

TMZ grew out of Mr. Paratore’s relationship with Mr. Levin. They had tried a syndicated show called “Celebrity Justice,” and when that failed they conceived a 24-hour celebrity news operation. But they faced one challenge: how to cover stories that might damage their parent company, Warner Brothers.


12 posted on 04/29/2014 5:03:14 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: cripplecreek

Good grief. That’s stomach churning. I used to have more respect for Shaq.


13 posted on 04/29/2014 5:06:04 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

What is really stomach churning is the way the media goes full lynch mob over words while remaining silent on a man nearly beaten to death in the street and one of their moral heroes mocks a man’s physical deformities.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 5:10:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Absolutely.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 5:11:26 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: cripplecreek

Shaq is a despicable creature.

Some day, he will get his.

Karma is a bitch. Shaq might end up disabled.


16 posted on 04/29/2014 5:14:46 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: Olog-hai

Funny how these organizations that rely so much on legal protections haven’t made any investigation as to whether the conversation was recorded legally.


17 posted on 04/29/2014 5:21:45 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Rounding error”


18 posted on 04/29/2014 5:29:15 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: who knows what evil?

One word: CREEPY!


19 posted on 04/29/2014 5:34:45 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: cripplecreek

Shaq should be banned from the NBA for life!


20 posted on 04/29/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long
Former University of Michigan athlete Trey Burke and rapper Waka Flocka Flame are also said to have also joined in on the teasing.

The photo on Shaq's Instagram has been taken down.

Wimbley contacted Shaq via Twitter, officials with Burke's team, Utah Jazz, and Waka Flocka Flame's record label. No one responded.

21 posted on 04/29/2014 5:40:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

Much ado about nothing. Mountain out of a molehill. Out of control PC jackboots out of control.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 6:02:56 PM PDT by bgill
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To: cripplecreek

New era, new rules, new laws. Got it?


23 posted on 04/29/2014 6:21:43 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/04/28/in-wake-of-sterling-fiasco-ex-knicks-great-larry-johnson-appears-to-call-for-all-black-league/


24 posted on 04/29/2014 6:30:52 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Walrus
Couldn’t care less about this topic.

I join you in the disgust of this overkill distraction from monumentally bigger and better national crimes.

25 posted on 04/29/2014 7:40:11 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Olog-hai

This guy made his regular payments to the NAACP, the Democrat Party, and all the assorted race hustlers such as Rev Al and Jessie Jackson.
Heck, the NAACP was about to give this a guy a second or third award.
They ENABLED his bigoted way of life.
Everyone is watching, will the RACE industry bail out this guy????

The guilt ridden liberals must be crapping their pants.

At the end of the day, all of their rent/extortion money paid to the Race mobsters is not buying protection!!

I pray they smarten up and turn off the cash flow to NAACP, Rev Al and Jessie Jackson


26 posted on 04/30/2014 5:43:56 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Olog-hai

A silly,stupid,(perhaps even lonely, but really a jerk,)old fool. Was being serviced by a young female gold digger who was in turn being was being serviced by much youger black bucks at his expence which she paraded in front of him. Just to piss him off. Somehow after speaking with her lawyer sets up a situation where the dotting dupe seeing what little loyalty to him he expected from her being destroyed. Vents his frustration over a taped phone conversation that suddenly gets made public.


27 posted on 04/30/2014 6:38:30 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Olog-hai

So, if the NBA banned me for life, why do they think I would pay a fine?

Dumbasses.


28 posted on 04/30/2014 7:00:29 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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