God, did I missppeell it? HO?
Why does anyone really give a crap?
If anyone else in the entire country was released early from jail, no judge would ever make them go back. This is only being done because of who she is and because people don't like her. Someone should tell these California nitwits, this doesn't make up for OJ and Blake. In fact it only shows the further mistreatment by our so called "blind justice" towards famous women.
I'm no fan of Hilton, but this is total BS. If people could get by their own envy/hatred/disdain of her they would clearly see that.
[quote="charlotte"]Why does anyone really give a crap?[/quote]Because it enables the propaganda outlets a feeble excuse to avoid reporting significant news events.
Mike, I don't think so...I honestly think this stuff sells...why? I have no idea. Little brat who cries out to Mom after she broke the law, time and time again.
Big Boo, Hoo...Get her a tissue and a taxi (that she has to pay for) back to jail.
Agreed. She needs to be in jail, and I'm still glad the judge stuck to his guns.
The media has long since figured it out...the celebrity thing, and capitalizes on it.
What major news story got short shrift most recently?
That the US prevented a major terrorist attack at JFK in NY which could have killed hundreds of Americans and shut down air travel.
Blah, blah, blah...
Then there's "reality TV" and [u][b]SPORTS-SPORTS-SPORTS!!![/b][/u]
Other than that, I have no strong feelings on the subject.
It's Princess [i]Diana[/i].
[quote="Naran"]It's Princess Diana[/quote]Sorry, I wasn't watching.
In [u]The Wizard of Oz[/u] the "Poppies" that put everyone to sleep were the popular issues designed to keep the people's attention off shenanigans in government. (The Emerald City)
Charlotte is correct. This stuff really sells. Anna Nicole, Paris, Brittany, Nicole and Tom, Tom and Katie and so on and so on.
The ratings spike when these things are covered. It allows big advertising sales. It is all about money, but it also begs a question ...
If this was the local guy who had nothing and was desperate, what would have been his plight?
Who are "Tom and Katie"?
Paris should be put in a cell with a big dyke for a few days. Maybe she'd learn what real street life is like. 8)
Or put in a cell with you...she would never break the law again...
[quote="charlotte"]Why does anyone really give a crap?[/quote]
Because we have allowed the media to dictate what our agenda should be. Remember when we first entered Afghanistan and the press was constantly asking whether we planned to bomb over Ramadan? Well, if you were watching, you would have noticed that it was ONLY the press concerned about this, yet it became THE important question of that phase of the war.
Well, the media had decided, for whatever reason, that we do not need to watch what goes on at the G8 summit, those protests, the firing of Peter Pace, the victories our soldiers win daily in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bush's travels through Europe and the mixed receptions he is getting there, the flareup of cold war memories via the Putin v. Bush dispute, the pivotal parliamentary elections in France which are to take place today, the escalation of war in Lebanon, the joint US-Philippine effort in the Philippines to track down Abu Sayyef, yet another assassination attempt on President Hamid Karzai, or any of scores of items which are infinitely more important to the lives and futures of Americans.
What baffles me more than the media's agenda and that agenda's implementation is the fact that by and large, the American public allows them to get away with it!
[quote="Country"]Paris should be put in a cell with a big dyke for a few days.[/quote]
You're suggesting that we temporarily move her to Holland??
[quote="Michelle Anderson"][quote="Country"]Paris should be put in a cell with a big dyke for a few days.[/quote]
You're suggesting that we temporarily move her to Holland??[/quote]
Good idea. Why should "rendition" be limited to suspected terrorists? :wink:
Paris Hilton has just completed a deal to star in a 45 day reality show on "Women in Prison." :D
[quote="Michelle Anderson"][quote="charlotte"]Why does anyone really give a crap?[/quote]
Because we have allowed the media to dictate what our agenda should be.
What baffles me more than the media's agenda and that agenda's implementation is the fact that by and large, the American public allows them to get away with it![/quote]
Mmmmm... well, I gotta throw a flag. First, the media gives us the Paris Hilton stuff because they know that it draws viewers. Media is, first and foremost, a business, and as with any business they're trying to keep the customers (advertisers) happy while extracting more money from them - and the way they do that is by attracting ears and eyeballs. From my perspective, the whole Hilton shambles actually became a real story a few days ago, when the judge ordered her back to jail. The story suddenly started speaking volumes about American celebrity culture, inside and out.
I find the idea that there's a media "agenda" similarly questionable, and for comparable reasons. The "agenda" of which you speak may clearly be visible in some outlets, but with rare exceptions this is probably more inadvertent than planned. Do you really think that the head honchos of the networks and major newspapers get together on conference calls to determine what today's coverage will look like?
You're much more likely looking at an example of groupthink; that liberals outnumber conservatives in the MSM has been proven in numerous studies, and this isn't surprising in that people tend to hire those with whom they are philosophically compatible. Ergo, if a paper has a liberal editor - and we're not talking about who the owner or publisher puts in charge of the opinion pages here - it's more likely that the next tier down of editors is going to be liberal as well, and so on down the line to the beat reporters (who may or not be liberal when they come in, but they know what the boss likes). Frankly, this issue of personal compatibility when making hires is common in lots of other industries as well.
I'm not saying it's not a problem. I [u]am[/u] saying that the reason for it is probably less conspiratorial than many on the right suppose.
What do you do after reality TV?
News is the new entertainment arena.
Ratings = $
As to last weeks fiasco, the sheriff certainly overstepped his bounds in granting her a conditional release, but there's no need for the pissed-off judge to punish Hilton for it by making her do more time.
What a freak show this is!
And frankly, that's why people watch.
Hey, my sperm bank is missing.
While a few years ago I would have down played this
farse of a event and all related "celebrity" issues.
However, after watching this thing for a few years I am
glad my girls are not growing up with these
dysfunctional (add expletives of choice) celebs. as
influences on them and their choices in anything from
clothes to behavior! This celeb. is extremely dangerous
to particulatrly young teen females lacking proper
parenting (that would be parents don't parent)
to offset exposure to these things!
The vehicle for this is of course the media.
[url=http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21884884-1702,00.html]Why was Paris Hilton released?[/url]
From correspondents in Los Angeles
June 11, 2007 02:10pm
Article from: Agence France-Presse
PARIS Hilton's billionaire grandfather donated money to the election campaign of the sheriff who released the 26-year-old American hotel heiress from jail, it has been revealed.
The contribution from William Barron Hilton, 78, co-chairman of the Hilton Hotel chain, to Sheriff Lee Baca's re-election campaign is revealed in financial records.
Well - how completely unsurprising.