Skip to comments.NBC, TMZ make wrong calls on Sterling racism story
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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I wonder when the media is going to go after these moral giants?
Mich. man’s selfie mocked by celebrities on social media
All these alphabet networks are nothing more than vultures waiting for their roadkill as they speculate in advance how bad the damage will be.
What was the Vegas line on the penalty?
Couldn’t care less about this topic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Paratores 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.
Good grief. That’s stomach churning. I used to have more respect for Shaq.
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.
Shaq is a despicable creature.
Some day, he will get his.
Karma is a bitch. Shaq might end up disabled.
Funny how these organizations that rely so much on legal protections haven’t made any investigation as to whether the conversation was recorded legally.
One word: CREEPY!
Shaq should be banned from the NBA for life!
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