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iReport 'Citizen Journalist' Hatchets Steve Wynn

By Chuckmonster on Sunday, 5th October 2008 2:02am
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Friday morning, a "citizen journalist" posted a story to CNN owned iReport.com which claimed that Apple CEO Steve Jobs had been rushed to the hospital following a massive heart attack. The iReport was then picked up by CNN, causing near hysteria amongst Apple investors with it's stock shedding about 8%, until Apple Inc debunked the rumor. Feeling that the fraudulent report was possibly part of a pump and dump investment scheme, Apple has contacted the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate the posting.

Well... today a "citizen journalist" iReport which alleges that Steve Wynn beats up pregnant women has shown up at the top of Google News' Wynn aggregation. The "citizen journalist" - who goes by the name of "heavensgirl" posted nine differently reworded versions of the same story over the past week, including two photos of alleged bruises and a mismatched bikini photo.

Here's a screen shot:

iReport Bashes Steve Wynn

Some may remember the story about Steve Wynn getting involved in a smackdown with a hooker who propositioned him at Wynn Las Vegas in early August. I'll venture to guess that this hatchet job is the hookers attempt at revenge via iReport.

One can expect this lady of the night will get zero mercy and probably a defamation lawsuit from Wynn Resorts attorneys if/when this comes to trial.



Comments & Discussion:

Possibly. Wynn has so many enemies (whether he knows it or not) that I can think of three people off the top of my head who might do such a thing.

It's one thing to post it once, but that many times? Can you say, "attention whore"?

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