New Hashtag Pokes Fun at TMZ’s Racist Coverage of the Boston Bombers

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Great headline, great everything. (, your trusted source of all the news that’s fit to vomit, had a hard-hitting exclusive today. “The older brother who was killed and suspected in the Boston bombings was deep into hip hop, and it appears he belonged to a fan website that touted that genre of music,” read a post that was titled “Dead Bombing Suspect Heavy Into Hip Hop.” The “article” then elaborated on what this relationship could mean:

What’s interesting … hip hop lyrics are notoriously violent and often degrading to women.  Tamerlan Tsarnaev has a boxing profile in which he says he doesn’t take his shirt off much because he doesn’t want women to get bad ideas, adding, “I’m very religious.”  This statement is significantly more conservative than the hip hop genre.

Unfortunately, this brilliant extrapolation has not been lauded for its hard-hitting investigative process. Instead, a new trend on Twitter–#TMZReports— has emerged, mocking the site’s perceived racism.


Now for the fun part: Come up with your own!

Thanks to Aaron Gell for the tip.