Another man dies on the Internet
The news? That one of the atheletes was dead.
The news made it to TMZ.com.
Oh … the irony. I wrote a couple weeks ago about traditional media outlets and the way it’s difficult decisions about the breaking news about Michael Jackson’s death. TMZ beat everyone that day, no doubt. But they also beat everyone on this story.
I’m sure they aren’t thrilled about that. Nobody wants to get anything wrong, least of all our own Bout Blogger – the Boneman.
But the moral of this chapter in the story is in the prankster’s defense. It pretty much says it all about the age we live in.
Taylor, 31, said he was surprised because he posts “nonsense all the time. I’m always joking around.”
Nonsense makes headlines. That’s why traditional media outlets sometimes move carefully.
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