Sunday, August 17, 2008

"Gawker"

I am so sick of Gawker and the idiotic frenzy surrounding Tucker and to a lesser extent me that while I originally was NOT going to write about this whole debacle, I figure it's time to set the record straight.

This email purportedly written by me is BS.

I am stunned at how stupid the people who read Gawker are. STUNNED. I'm not going to encourage you to read the above article, but if you already have, let's run over a few items.

1. Running anonymous emails from people purporting to be ex-assistants is at best "questionable" by any journalistic standard. If you are going to run said items, perhaps you might VERIFY any aspect of the email and not footnote the article with a "it could be true but we are too lazy to find out" disclaimer. My high school newspaper had higher standards of truth than this.

2. HOW HARD IS IT TO FIND ME? I know a few of the Gawker readers did by virtue of the fact that they are now commenting on my blog. How about sending me a goddamn email? MY NAME IS ALL OVER THE PICTURES AND VIDEO that litter the official movie website.

Furthermore, since the email claims that I've given up on taking photos of Tucker since I'm mad at his "fratastic" behavior, how the HELL do you explain this?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rudiusmedia/

THERE ARE PHOTOS ATTRIBUTED TO ME. THERE ARE PHOTOS OF ME ON SET. THERE ARE PHOTOS OF TUCKER AT A PARTY.

Gawker is truly the worst, most pathetic "news" site I've ever come across. Say what you want about Tucker, but what an absolute joke Gawker is. In the time it took me to write the previous sentence, I could have done all of Gawker's fact checking for them.

Lastly, to address some of the more bizarre comments left by people. I'm not upset about the choking out video. I'm not sitting here stewing and raging and I'm certainly not going to be filing charges.

Thanks for your con
cern, but I'd think you'd be best reading about wherever Jake Gyllenhaal is sipping coffee in Upper Manhattan.

For shits and giggles a photo of me ON SET. Taken Thursday. Posted August 16th.







18 Comments:

Blogger Corman said...

Oh Noes! Tucker has taken to hacking his assistant's blogs to make it seem like they haven't quit.

7:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time have Tucker use Astroglide. You deserved to be choked. You don't even have the balls to stand up for yourself; good luck finding another job as an AP.

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

I knew the story was bullshit.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Light said...

Oh, so you didn't grow a pair of balls and quit the film?

:-(

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Small point. Gawker is not, and has never claimed to be, a news site. It is upfront about being a snarky gossip blog, no more, no less. Anyone who takes 10 seconds to look around there could figure this out. Maybe before getting so indignant, Greg, you could take a second to actually know what you're talking about.

That being said, if Gawker just made this post up whole-cloth, then that is unacceptable and there is no excuse/justification for such libel. At the best, Gawker seems very guilty of not making any attempt to verify the accuracy of their story. As journalism, it fails (which they would happily agree with); but even as "gossip" it's not a very good performance on their part.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tucker is like low-rent scientology.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would believe you Greg if your post didn't so closely resemble one of Tucker's rants.

Either he wrote this or he's got his hand so far up your asshole that he's tapping out morse code on your tongue.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you miss your friends and your family. It's a shame that they aren't around because these are precisely the people who will tell you that things aren't going as well as you think, when you've got to close to something to make an informed judgment.

Have they seen the video footage of you being punked-out by Tucker and his knuckle-dragging meat puppet

What's their take on it? Are they proud? Are they happy for you?

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something is not quite right with this kid.

7:36 PM  
Blogger rob story said...

Things I love about the internet:

"Anonymous" commenters.

Keep up the writing on this blog Greg; I've enjoyed the work you've done so far.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

I find it hilarious that because this doesn't jump on the bandwagon of "OMG TUCKER SUCKS! FRATASTIC! DOUCHE! SUE SUE SUE! I HATE HIM AND HE SUCKS AND I QUIT!" that it absolutely "has" to be a lie according to most of the comments here.

Tucker is an asshole, get the fuck over it. if you don't like it- stop reading his site, stop reading about him on Gawker's bullshit site.
Don't you all have anything better to do with your lives than make random assumptions about someone you never have and probably never will meet?
Or are you all like Gawker, and take bullshit and run with it, without EVER reading anything on Tucker's site?

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shut up, Jenny. You must be one of Tuckers admiring fans from his perfectly manicured message board. What's worse than tucker max? The people that admire him.

Reading things that tucker max fans write is incredible embarassing. It's as awkward as your mom talking to you about sex.

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gawker is obviously useless, why are people still commenting on this.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you repost that video, Greg? You look pretty G-A-Y getting manhandled. Is that what attracts you to the company of men?

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Gallikanokis said...

Its okay Greg, I still love you

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of the people who say they hate Tucker for being an asshole are worse than he makes himself out to be.

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gawker is such a shit site. I'm sick of these bitter little hipsters trying to hide behind the guise of 'blogging' as a justification for shit reporting.

Gawker has the audacity to cite 'sources' in order to give their stories an air of credibility, but refuses to actually CHECK these sources.

At the end of the day, these douches are getting PAID to do these stories; they aren't amateur bloggers, or anonymous forum members.

Gawker writers: You're professionals. Starting fucking acting like it.
If you do, maybe, just maybe, you'll get a job you're actually proud of.
Plus, you know, you'll be able to afford more eccentrically colored pants. So that's always nice.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's funny that everybody here is just repeating what the others have said. It's like lemmings falling off a cliff.

12:15 AM  

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