watchin tv

someone wants it

Noticed recently in the news, concern/ handwringing about the Obama daughters getting so much media attention. Sort of an extension of the papparazi talk re celebrities, I think.

No one seems to be willing to admit to eating this stuff up, but someone clearly does, or it wouldn’t happen beacuse it wouldn’t make

money. You know who you are.

Someone buys the magazine that has the pictures of Ben or Jen or whichever flavor of the month is on the cover. Someone does or they wouldn’t crowd in around you at the checkout counter everywhere you go shopping.

People have some influence over this seemingly hopeless process.

Evidence in support of this this week when an alleged "businessman" out of Florida sought to make money selling a Caylee doll. Yes, the murdered girl. Supposedly, it sung ‘You are my Sunshine’ as she can be seen doing in an oft run video from shortly before her disappearence.

Only is wasn’t Caylee (the little girl whose mother sits in jail accused of her murder) the guy said when grilled by victim’s advocate/media (well there’s no good way to say what I want to here) Nancy Grace it was a representation to remind people of missing children.

You see he wasn’t trying to cash in on the soft-hearted and profit from a trajedy – he was trying to do a public service.

Uh huh. Anybody want to buy a really nice bridge in Brooklyn?

The outcry over what this ‘person’ ( his humanity is clearly in question here) planned to do was so swift and so brutal that the poorly planned scam to profit from the dead was dropped like a hot rock.

Rightly so,

but back to my other point.

If there were backlash/outcry or people just stayed away in droves from the Star and People and any of their ilk when they did something tasteless like talk about celebrity private lives or presidentail children it would stop beacuse it would no longer be profitable.

But it is, still.

Look at the waiting areas or the barbershops and beauty parlors, at least the ones Ive been in. Someone keeps buying it or keeps watching its television counterpart because there’s the evidence scattered across the coffee tables of the nation.

10,000 email to a publisher might cause them to rethink what they’re doing, but probably not if it’s against sales of 1 million or more.





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