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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"Porn-peddling" gossip site takes a hit

Tabloid novelist Stephen King went after the mainstream media for following the lead of the corporate porn-pushing gossip site TMZ.com in covering inconsequential Britney Spears and Kanye West stories when "meanwhile, you’ve got Pakistan in the midst of a real crisis, where these people have nuclear weapons that we helped them develop. You’ve got a guy in charge, who’s basically declared himself the military strongman and is being supported by the Bush administration, whose raison d’etre for going into Iraq was to spread democracy in the world."

The Whitehouser news site gets more specific-- and almost gets the terminology down (it's "corporate porn-pushing gossip site," though for now, "porn-peddling" will do):

"I'm glad Stephen King is busting the media's chops on the issue, because it's out of control. I'll give one example of the latest 'hot' website turned TV show, that peddles the porn I described above. TMZ is a disgusting TV show, complete and utter garbage, and yet it frequently cited alongside other "credible sources" by CNN and FOX on the latest 'breaking news'. The fact that these so-called authorities in journalism are citing a celebrity porn site-- may as well be– as frequently as they do, is telling of the direction of American 'culture' and 'truth' in journalism."
And that's not an attack on tabloid. Good tabloid covers the war.

4 comments:

The Voice said...

hey tabloid baby, how come you got FIRED from Hard Copy? It's cause you are even lower than they are.

Anonymous said...

Getting fired from Hard Copy might be proof of having ethics... dunno.....

tabloidbaby said...

Sorry. No one who works for this site was ever fired from the Hard Copy TV series.

Burt Kearns, author of Tabloid Baby, did have to do some firings, however. The story of his years at Hard Copy and the specific details of his departure from the show are contained in the best-selling book, Tabloid Baby, which is available at Amazon.com.

Anonymous said...

TMZ serves up a complete diet, from sewage to nuts, of everything that's wrong with entertainment shows today.

The final chapter will probably be a Diana-type tragedy. Or some innocent bystander will get killed in the midst of an important crotch and vodka story.