Starting last Friday, until whenever it ends, I will be reporting on the facts behind gossip
Posts Tagged ‘Perez Hilton’
This is the first of an inane series on one of America
Coverage is so easy to get in 2009. There are outlets everywhere, with barriers to public distribution so low that anyone can get their name in some kind of media with minimal effort. Given that “normal” people have learned the tricks of the coverage trade, the time-tested celebrity accident has been rendered useless, because we’ve discovered that accidents happen and ultimately mean nothing.
Around 50 years ago we’d have believed that Frank Sinatra really did beat the snot out of someone pissing him off, because the guy was pissing him off. It’s how Frank rolled. He didn’t do it for notoriety, because he didn
“@markosm One suggestion for cash-strapped newspapers: stop paying for opinions. There’s plenty of GOOD free stuff floating around.”
News came this week that the New York Times Company has but $34 million left in the bank. Industry watchers have even suggested that the company might shutter the Boston Herald in an attempt to save some operating costs. That would definitely work, but I think I have a better idea: Get rid of your paid opinionmakers.
Paul Krugman is a Nobel Laureate in Economics. He has several bestsellers that have made it into multiple editions. The man
We all know the saying keep your friends close and your enemies closer. For celebrities and the press, it’s more cardinal law than old saw. There ain’t much choice.
But in the TMZ Era