Collider‘s Steve Weintraub is, it seems, justifiably fumed over the continuing refusal of Variety and the Hollywood Reporter to credit online entertainment sites when one of the latter has broken a story.
Example #1: On 5.24.07, Weintraub posted a scoop about Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio agreeing to write an upcoming Lone Ranger movie. Ten months later — on 3.27.08 — the Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit and Carl DiOrio wrote a story which pretty much repeated Weintraub’s story.
Example #2: Two days ago (5.14), Weintraub says, Latino Review posted a story that broke the news of Jason Reitman’s Up In The Air project. At 9 pm the same day, Variety‘s Michael Fleming and Tatiana Siegel posted the same story with no mention of Latino Review. (Unfortunately, Latino Review didn’t post an exact time when its story went up.)