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Anna Nicole Smith And Nadya Suleman’s Backdoor Gangbang

by | 14th, March 2009

WITH new life breathed into the Anna Nicole Smith Story , Anroak’s Man In LA looks at how TMZ is now setting the news agenda for the New York Times. Corporate media truly is in a state of crisis:  

RECENT viewers of the corporate porn-pushing gossip site TMZ.com and its whitewashed syndicated television sister know the AOL and Time Warner-backed operation for its ugly misogynistic harassment of the troubled woman who gave birth to octuplets [ Nadya Suleman ] and know its shaved bronzed midget frontman as the giddy giggling amalgamation of Sidney Falco and Roy Cohn who’s shown up joyfully on local news and morning shows to wallow in the pugwash of the latest conscienceless backdoor gangbang perpetrated by his jealous Hollywood-hating attack squad.

But to readers of The New York Times, TMZ.com is a shining light of investigative muckraking journalism, not only challenging but leading the mainstream in the coverage of “billion-dollar business scandals and the economic collapse.”

In a story that’s hit the Times website tonight, reporter Brian Stelter states that TMZ actually “drove mainstream coverage and Congressional outrage with a blog post late last month that exclaimed, ‘Bailout Bank Blows Millions Partying in L.A.’ The site reported that Northern Trust, a bank that received $1.6 billion in taxpayer money, had hosted hundreds of clients and employees at a golf tournament and a series of parties in Southern California. ‘Your tax dollars, hard at work,’ the site wrote.

“Northern Trust never sought the bailout funds, but agreed to take them last fall at the behest of the government. Regardless, the photos of Tiffany gift bags and the grainy video clips of Chicago and Sheryl Crow performing for the group angered readers —as well as Congressional Democrats, who demanded in a letter that Northern Trust repay what the company ‘frittered away on these lavish events.’ The bank said it would do so ‘as quickly as prudently possible,’ news that earned four exclamation points from TMZ.

“Harvey Levin, the editor of TMZ, who called the story ‘the most important thing we’ve ever done,’ knows his readers don’t come to the site for a dissertation on mortgage-backed securities. ‘It’s hard for people to wrap their heads around $800 billion in bailout money. It’s too big a thing,’ he said. ‘It’s much easier to understand paying for a Sheryl Crow concert.'”

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