Let us salute the folks at TMZ who have introduced an exciting new public forum and viewer-created video commentary feature on their notorious website.
They still have a few kinks to work out – most notably, spelling “comments” correctly in their Cue It & Spew It! graphic.
Nevertheless, providing the denizens of the digital domain with an opportunity to be heard loud and clear is a worthy undertaking.
Featured below is a video of Harvey Levin (TMZ’s managing editor) inviting the online community to participate in the aptly named Hater Nation. While he never looks at the camera directly, his animated and energetic facial expressions clearly convey his impassioned plea to bring forth the next wave of citizen journalists.
While I have been loathe to comment on many of TMZ’s shenanigans, I felt Harvey’s voice calling out to me. It was like he was daring me to step forth from this veil of vocabulary and to speak…actually SPEAK…once and for all.
And, so, I have decided to venture into this unfamiliar talkie territory.
Did I mention I have terrible stage fright?