I didn't think it was possible for a site that just links you to other stories to be considered a tabloid but the LA Times thinks so.
“A curious thing is at play here,” Seglin continues. “Few people expect TMZ or Drudge
or the National Enquirer to get things right or to report on issues of substance. When they do, at least so far, it’s a bit of an anomaly. So the consequences for getting it wrong among such sites do not seem terribly high. If CNN, Fox … got such things wrong, the consequences would likely be higher. That said, Fox News didn’t take as big a hit as it might have after it was revealed that the reports it filed on Sarah Palin not knowing Africa was a continent were based on a hoax.”
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