After bowing out of their high profile tour because of anxiety, White Stripes drummer Meg White then had to deal with the indignity of being the supposed subject of a sex tape, which turned out to be not true. Coverage of this ranged from semi-skeptical at best (Brooklyn Vegan , Stereogum) to the more appropriate dissing of any slavering idiot who wanted to believe it was Meg (Pitchfork) and some leg-work that actually exposed the whole story (Daily Swarm). When it was later revealed that it wasn’t her in the tape, Vegan and Gum at least printed the new info on their site but the damage was done. So where’s the line being drawn here about what’s actual new to report and what’s tabloid trash that should be treated that way?
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