There's an unintentionally hilarious article over at Reuters claiming that TV execs are positively perplexed over the fact that many fans of the TV show Lost
are purposely ignoring a leaked new episode of the show
, preferring to wait until its aired on TV. Of course, the article doesn't actually quote any confused TV execs. Instead, it quotes one TV exec at ABC who does seem to understand why fans don't want to watch it until it airs on TV.
But, of course, that doesn't play into the media narrative that fans are greedy downloaders who will just get anything as fast as possible when put online. So, instead, the report has to make it out like it's a "surprise." Perhaps only to those who haven't bothered paying attention to what fans actually want. This, by the way, was why there are better ways
to respond to movie/TV show leaks than breaking out the lawyers.