Yahoo! Reports Indiana Jones Has a Son… Didn’t We Know That a Year Ago?
I normally don’t attack other websites, but since this other website is one of the largest portals in the world, I had to point this out. I’ve noticed this occurring on Yahoo!’s homepage for the last month or two now, and normally don’t think much of it, but today is just ridiculous.
As you know, Yahoo! features several news stories separated out by “Featured”, “Entertainment”, “Sports” and “Video”, and the “Entertainment” tab is generally movie and music related. What I have noticed is that Yahoo’s scoops are generally a day or two old, which is generally not a big deal except that Yahoo! is one of the biggest companies in the world. I sometimes report on things a week late or longer if it catches my fancy, but Yahoo! has someone paid to be on top of things.
Anyway, this isn’t about a day or two delay. Today, January 3rd, 2008, I went to Yahoo! and noticed a headline: Indiana Jones’ love child? with the subtext: “Rumors about the new Indiana Jones film hint at a possible son.”
Are you kidding me? Hasn’t this been old news for a year now? Haven’t we known that Indiana Jones has a son, and that son is played by Shia LaBeouf? How can they report this as “the latest scoop”? Here’s a screenshot: