If I had to pick one website to erase from existence forever, I would choose TMZ. Its primary goal is to make money by preying on celebrities, leeching on the public’s desire for gossip and rumors. TMZ serves no real purpose other than to ruin celebrities’ privacy and occasionally pimp Charlie Sheen. But yesterday it hit a new low.
Under the headline, “Shaq In Middle of Kidnapping, Robbery, Sex Tape Case,” TMZ shared a crime in which Shaq apparently has minimal (if any) involvement. He was interviewed by police, who did not list him as a suspect and apparently determined he had no involvement in the crime. The most damning piece of evidence against Shaq was the testimony of some sex tape-making, gangster-sounding dude who claimed to have a business relationship with Shaq and an affair with Shaq’s ex-wife. In other words, the police found that Shaq had no involvement in the crime.
Until the police find otherwise, TMZ should change its headline and story lead. Because everything about that scheisty story on that scheisty website is misleading.