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Old 03-11-2013, 05:38 PM   #84
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Default Re: Planet Hulk in Phase 3?

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Agreed, to an extent. Da7e and most of the LR staff has done (and continues to do) some good work but the site must bear some level of accountability for El Mayimbe's behavior.

I'm not even overly concerned that his scoops didn't/don't pan out to be true. Well, if he simply pulled stuff out of his ass, well, that's another story, but I digress...

I'm not at all averse to specualtion and editorializing... even from journalists/reporters, especially considering the fact that entertainment news, by definition, is entertainment. 'Tis fun.

My primary objection/problem is that they continue to provide a platform for him to showcase his absurd and bizarre antics.
I agree that's a problem, but a lot of those sites have writers/editors who I find obnoxious or don't take seriously. So it just isn't a significant enough problem for me to write off all of their other scoops, when they continue to prove accurate. But as I said, that's up to each reader to make up his or her own mind about. They are not an official news site or a trade, so they aren't under any journalistic obligation to live up to any particular ethical or integrity standard. They post the gossip and things they've heard about the movies we care about, and we judge these reports for ourselves. It just so happens that most of the things they hear (when it's not from Mayimbe) turn out to be true, which is why they've become so prominent in the geek community. As long as they continue to post these accurate scoops, El Mayimbe will be an annoyance I'll have no problem overlooking. It's fine if others can't, but his presence doesn't put the credibility of the other writers on the site in question for me.

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