Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Other poster: Basically you just confirmed that you indeed did NOT report it first, but instead attempted to post an unconfirmed spoiler earlier in the day on the same day BEFORE the episode aired. Nobody likes a spoiler. Buzzerblog REPORTED it first. The word "reported" means shared the information AFTER it happened.
If anybody thinks I care about such word-splitting over "reported"...well, let's just say that's not correct. And I never claimed to have reported anything first. The local news site did that, not me and not Buzzerblog. The "rumor" at the site was obviously well-confirmed by a source who was at the taping (one of the contestants). The news story also turned out to be completely accurate.
And I didn't spoil a thing. Anybody who searched on Google News for Wheel of Fortune - not exactly a difficult thing to do - saw the local news item. It was even mentioned on Buy a Vowel. So forget the phony indignation over "spoiling." If I get an embargoed press release from a show in my inbox, I will respect the embargo. But there is no reason to ignore a published, well-sourced and accurate news story that is easily found by anybody looking for game show news.
By the way, I search Google News everyday for game show items. I'll continue to comment on what I find. One other thing: these kinds of stories about big wins almost always leak. Often the show does the leaking itself in an attempt to goose the numbers for the upcoming episode. So the faux indignation over "spoiling" really is kind of funny.