Xeni Jardin at 10:54 am Wed, Aug 22, 2012
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Isn’t the first rule of journalism to verify? Well, I have sources close to him that said he committed suicide because his other brother Michael Scott quit The Office.
The first rule of journalism is to report everything first. Even if it’s just some random rumour going around that if you thought about it for a minute would sound unlikely.
And the Second Rule of Journalism is to ask your drinking buddies for their ideas and report these as expert opinions.
The first rule of journalism is do not talk about journalism
Out of respect I have not made any ‘Danger Zone’ jokes, references, or puns.
So it really was from reading the Top Gun Reloaded script.
fwiw, tmz.com is kind of icky, but they actually check their sources very well, and they rarely get it wrong. In this case, I’m almost positive they did not make a report about the tumor.
My first thought on seeing the headline was, “Well, I’m sure he’ll be relieved to hear tha… Oh. Coroner. Nevermind.”
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