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TMZ On Fox: Blogging Is Ugly Business

by | 24th, July 2007

BLOGGING was once seen as citizen journalism. It”s not. It’s big business. Tabloid Baby, Anorak’s man in LA, investigates :

Why is TMZ, the corporate gossip and porn-pushing site, getting so aggressive, antogonistic and ugly with celebrities as it nears its premiere as a syndicated series for Fox?

Last week, the nasty AOL/Time-Warner site directed several obscenity-filled taunts toward CSI actor Gary Dourdan after a scuffle with one of the kids with cameras that TMZ hires to taunt celebrities outside nightspots. Today, its target is Matt Dillon, a veteran actor and paparazzi subject not known for scuffles with the pros:

“Matt Dillon isn’t familar with how TMZ treats people who like to hit…” the site threatenes today in a post called “Dillon Pulls a Dourdan.” With its usual base language, it accuses the actor of having “walked right up to a TMZ photog in New York this weekend and smacked the s**t out of his camera.

“What’s he so

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