Short-Haired Chick 24/7 Until You’re Sickened

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Sorry this is being posted so late. I struggled with this one. I mean, how do I not cover a Short-Hair news story? And yet the saturation point of celebrity gossip now down to half-a-day? You hear it, you’re done with it. Plus, half your care about it in the first place has been a manipulation. THAT I even care for a second is twice as much as I would care prior to being told that I do. Plus all analysis that’s going to be done on it also comes with the story, there’s no more hearing the story and then getting an analysis of it, it all comes as one package because it’s so insignificant that the REPORTING is the ANALYSIS.

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Sorry this is being posted so late. I struggled with this one. I mean, how do I not cover a Short-Hair news story? And yet the saturation point of celebrity gossip now down to half-a-day? You hear it, you’re done with it. Plus, half your care about it in the first place has been a manipulation. THAT I even care for a second is twice as much as I would care prior to being told that I do. Plus all analysis that’s going to be done on it also comes with the story, there’s no more hearing the story and then getting an analysis of it, it all comes as one package because it’s so insignificant that the REPORTING is the ANALYSIS.

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Sorry this is being posted so late. I struggled with this one. I mean, how do I not cover a Short-Hair news story? And yet the saturation point of celebrity gossip now down to half-a-day? You hear it, you’re done with it. Plus, half your care about it in the first place has been a manipulation. THAT I even care for a second is twice as much as I would care prior to being told that I do. Plus all analysis that’s going to be done on it also comes with the story, there’s no more hearing the story and then getting an analysis of it, it all comes as one package because it’s so insignificant that the REPORTING is the ANALYSIS.

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Isn’t it odd? There’s a lot of reason for this to happen, but doesn’t it feel real odd how CNN/FOX/MSNBC all went so crazy over Anna Nicole and Britney? It’s odd. It’s new the way this one was covered, right? Just…odd.

Sure, ratings go up when they present stories like this. There’s less good ratings in reporting that Bush’s latest budget fucks Soldiers and Grandparents in the ass or all the good things going on in Congress than there is in reporting Democratic Elitism or nothing at all, which is what this is.

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The Media. The last to embrace Elvis or the Beatles. There seems to be a “the kids love Britney/Anna Nicole” vibe. A “we’re young and hip and relevant too” message. You kids love Britney, here she is. The pathetic thing is listening to Wolf Blitzer go on about Anna Nicole’s contributions to Western Art. He used to be the guy that you believed, even when he was telling you that the weapons inspectors inability to find weapons may very well be proof that Iraq has them.

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The thing that crazes me is the actual schadenfreude represented. People really love seeing her all fucked up. It’s like the Milgram experiment proved, people are capable of amazing cruelty if given consequences-free permission (see Abu Graib after the invasion, actually pre-invasion while you’re at it). The paparazzi and media are given permission in this case because there’s nothing people like seeing more than the mighty fall. Compare the media treatment of George Lucas in 1977 to 1999? No matter how level headed you think your neighbor is, statistically speaking 20% of them would enjoy watching Britney die.

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I feel sorry for her, just look at her in these pictures and tell me that she’s crazy. Is she? Or would I have the same look on may face after that photographers fiftieth picture. Sure there are people who deal with it just fine (I guess, I can’t remember the last news report on some star’s easy alliance with paparazzi). My friend Matt said he once saw a gathering of thirty paparazzi outside a restaurant, and out came Britney. He said it was an unbelievable gatling gun of flashes. It was only twelve steps to her car and he estimates that 200+ pictures were taken.

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I hate covering this topic because it would be covering this topic. I mean, what do you say? Nothing. Because nothing needs to be said, it doesn’t even need to be covered in the first place. No analysis is meaningful, it seems like the media is so excited to be first in line to say “this is all we know at this time.” And they’ll say that for five days. Meanwhile so much is going on in the world, and you don’t have to read liberal blogs to figure it out. You just know, don’t you? And like me, you’re a little pissed off at how you’re being treated by the media. Everyone knows they’ve gone over the line and everyone knows why. We’re just not that dumb.

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