Lesson from the not-so-distant past
It wasn't a story broken by YouTube, but it was via the net. Thanks to some poorly-chosen words and thoughts and the spreading of those words and thoughts by TMZ.com, the man forever known as Kramer can effectively kiss his reputation goodbye. Didn't he learn anything from the decline of George Allen?
Partial side note: Michael Richards is the No. 1 search on Technorati. Word spreads quick on this new-fangled Internet, eh?