Friday, 21 March 2008

Hollywood Babble On & On #69: Schadenfreude Press

The Associated Press have decided to boost their entertainment coverage.

Lord knows we need more entertainment coverage.

Why are they doing this?

Because they've been battered on all sides for the past few years with accusations by bloggers of faking stories, political bias, and editorial incompetence, as well as the collapse of the newspaper market.

Entertainment coverage is just easier, and there's the general public's seeming unending hunger for celebrity coverage. And why is the public so hungry for unlimited and often intrusive coverage of the private lives of celebrities and pseudo-celebrities.

I can only think it's from schadenfreude, the shameful joy derived from the misfortune of others. Because it's not like we can learn anything positive from them and how they live their lives except that drugs are bad.

Which is why I'm begging people, to STOP BUYING CELEBRITY CRAP.

Stop buying the magazines, and tabloids, and visiting gossips sites, because it's becoming way too much. Marx was wrong, religion isn't the opiate of the masses, it's celebrity, and I think it's time for society to get off the junk.

1 comment:

  1. As I said before, there are enough closet sadists around to keep this trend going well into the foreseeable future, and on in to the UNforeseeable future.

    I don't care how big the backlash against Hollywood overexposure gets, there's always going to be some Schadenfreude-riddled, braindead bitch out there who's willing to buy Us or Life&Style just for the embarrassing pictures.