Thursday, July 26, 2007

Celebrity news, BEGONE!

A lot of you paid attention and applauded when MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski ripped up a script about Paris Hilton a couple of weeks ago. Now, here's something new to buzz about. CNN anchor Jack Cafferty also expressed his disgust with celebrity news by asking to skip a story about Lindsay Lohan.

I don't know if both Brzezinski and Cafferty's on-air displeasure was real, or scripted, but it's refreshing. I'm fed up with all of the attention paid to spoiled celebrities who get arrested, when there's more than enough local and national/international news to "fill the void" in a newscast. If there's one good thing to be said about the news stations in this area, it's that they're not obsessed with celebrity news.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess you, like 97% of the demographic, don't watch channel 50. At least the noon show plays the celebrity game. Maybe not as a leading story, but you can bet there'll be a package...if one is available.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be prepared. Formerly "The News Station" will likely expand into the profitable yet journalistically devoid world of entertainment news. Its GM will likely be persuaded that they can afford the luxury (ie Soapbox) thanks to all the good-faith capital they've built up. Bob Reynolds; be ready for your close-up.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The so-called "celebrities" held in such high esteem by the public aren't worth the time of day. They're immoral, arrogant, self-centered, and paid far too well to do nothing but act like pigs and party. Any air time on the news devoted to them should be derogatory, pointing them out to be what they are. Pointing out the bad that results from their behavior. No way pointing out the adulation of fans who have no brains or scruples to admire what past generations would have left in the gutter. Bravo to those who refuse to promote them! A challenge to those in news: promote the celebrities who do good, those who live respectably and contribute to society by being good role models, by being charitable, and by being good family people. THAT'S the "news" the public should see, as well as punishment to the others. The constant showing of their success has done more to send society downward than any other modern factor. Rip up those scripts! Good job!

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kinda like more "news" about Go Joe!!!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These attention-whore celebutants are NOT news. Another starlet who has more money than brains screws up...who cares? There should be an embargo on all of them in every newsroom in the country until one of them does something news-worthy.
There's genocide in Darfur. Lord only knows how many people are dying every day for nothing.
That's something someone could possibly care about.

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A certain anchor at 50 is totally bedazzled by celebrity news, giddy might be more like it. If not for him, it would be absent.

8:15 PM  

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