Big Phat Liar - March 26, 2008: "Last week's bombshell Los Angeles Times report claiming that the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur in the lobby of a Manhattan recording studio was carried out by associates of Sean 'Diddy' Combs and that the rap impresario knew of the plot beforehand was based largely on fabricated FBI reports, The Smoking Gun has learned."
Once again a weblog has busted a major media powerhouse. Back in 2004 CBS ran a story about George Bush's National Guard service that was based on documents that were obvious forgeries. That was proven by the website "Little Green Footballs." Now The Smoking Gun busts the Los Angeles Times. And the Times has now run a big fat apology after being threated with a massive libel suit by Combs' attorney.
For years these media bigshots have been making disparaging remarks about bloggers. But it turns out that bloggers are providing a much-needed check on the arrogance and sloppiness and agenda-driven journalism of the media elites.