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We're NOT Keeping Up

with the DRONESES

11/27/2012 12:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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12:55 PM PST:
The FAA just released this statement: "TMZ does not have FAA authorization to fly an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), and we have no record that TMZ ever requested or inquired about an authorization."

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TMZ is NOT getting in the DRONE business ... we don't have a drone ... we don't want a drone ... we never applied for a drone ... despite a bogus report to the contrary.

There are several major websites citing a story first published in the San Francisco Chronicle ... which says TMZ filed an application with the Federal Aviation Administration seeking to use a drone device.

Truth is ... while drones are, in fact, awesome ... it just ain't true.

We could drone on and on ... but you get the point.

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w    

"Truth is ... while drones are, in fact, awesome ... it just ain't true."

Really drones are awesome?, why are they awesome TMZ? the fact that they shouldn't be in our skies and are means the no one gives a fu** about our freedoms.

suck a di** TMZ

606 days ago
17.

w    

don't know what happened with ^^comment REDO

"Truth is ... while drones are, in fact, awesome ... it just ain't true."

Really drones are awesome?, why are they awesome TMZ?
the fact that they shouldn't be in our skies.
no one gives a fu** about our freedom anymore?

suck a di** TMZ

606 days ago
18.

furious cupcakes    

Get a drone. You should already have one.

606 days ago
19.

furious cupcakes    

Your news coverage would expand big time. Just don't tell anyone and don't put the TMZ logo on it. In 10 years every successful celeb blog company will have one or two. The future is NOW.

606 days ago
20.

Ace    

I'd rather have a female robot than a drone.

606 days ago
21.

saul rosenberg    

omg, how dare a webstie produce a story that is false, how dare they do that tmz, nothing you guys would ever do

606 days ago
22.

dman    

Ah yes,the only way TMZ could ever get the high ground. Flying above it in an unmanned spy drone.

606 days ago
23.

RA    

TMZ can dish it out, but can't take it. What better way to spy on celebrities than by using a drone? Of course TMZ wants one! Stop denying!

606 days ago
24.

Mokie    

What about TMZ's toilet cams?

606 days ago
25.

M.W.electric    

Hey did ya hear TMZ bought a drone?

606 days ago
26.

CANDICE_L    

Would've been cool.....

606 days ago
27.

Jonas    

I can't believe the TMZ can't figure out why they might have been thought to have requested FAA authorization to fly a drone. I am sure one of their photogs has a remote controlled UAV that they have use to film for TMZ. They likely requested authorization to fly it from the FAA, if flown above 400 feet.

Similar to this, which is used for production work: http://www.airkraftproductions.com/AirKraft_Productions/AirKraft_Productions_-_Home.html

606 days ago
28.

Pittslady    

How do folks come up with this wild stuff anyway? just askin ya know? like who starts these rumors?

606 days ago
29.

Jessica    

Drudge still has not updated their links to include the FAA's statement. One of the most-read news sites on the Internet apparently feels no responsibility to clarify their headlines once they are proven wrong. As of the time of this comment, Drudge is still promoting the story as a he-said-she-said battle between TMZ and SFGate. That's not right.

606 days ago
30.

james    

sucks when the shoe is on the other foot huh *******s?

606 days ago
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