Late yesterday afternoon, the following e-mail news bulletin was fired off from the TheWrap: “EXCLUSIVE: New HFPA Bombshell – Longtime Member Commits Suicide”

Immediately, readers started piling on in the comments section, disgusted at how article author Sharon Waxman had sensationally headline-connected the circa January 17th suicide of Hollywood Foreign Press Association member Max B. Miller (pictured), a 73-year-old photographer, with the organization’s other recent travails. Here’s just a small sample of the outraged reader comments:

[This site just sad now]: Sharon – are you really this desperate for traffic? Is getting your head handed to you by Nikki Finke on a daily basis having this deep an effect on your standards? You used to work for the NY Times, for God’s sake. At long last, have you no decency?

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