X-MEN Update: Fox News Fires Showbiz Columnist For "Promoting" Piracy

News Corp like all major Hollywood studios takes the crime of piracy very seriously. Nor will the Fox parent company tolerate it if its employees don't. Especially after a stolen, early and unfinished work print of 20th Century Fox's big summer blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine was put onto the Internet illegally this week in a major scandal that the FBI is now investigating. So there was universal shock on Friday when long-time "Fox 411" freelance columnist Roger Friedman wrote what I'm told his bosses felt was a blatant promotion of piracy on his Fox News web outlet. Besides writing a review from watching the purloined print of Wolverine, Friedman posted, "I did find the whole top 10 [movies in theaters], plus TV shows, commercials, videos, everything, all streaming away. It took really less than seconds to start playing it all right onto my computer.

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xino3785d ago

damn, that article chat so much trash.
I couldn't understand, somebody translate please:/

So was freelance the person that leaked the movie online or was he just fired for reviewing it?

grashopper3785d ago

From the sound of it he said it was easier to watch them at home (illegally) than to go out to the movies.