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Stephen King, TMZ, Britney Spears And Pakistan

by | 29th, November 2007

stephen-king.jpgAS Tabloid Baby writes from LA on Stephen King, Britney Spears and Pakistan:

Novelist Stephen King went after the mainstream media for following the lead of the corporate porn-pushing gossip site 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.

See what democracy gives you, Pakistan.

Of course, Britney Spears has featured in the War on Terror. It was Muhammed Abdel-Al, leader of Palestinian terror group the Popular Resistance Committees, who opined: “If I meet those whores I will have the honour to be the first one to cut the heads off Madonna and Britney Spears if they keep spreading satanic culture against Islam.”

Such is the way of free speech…

Posted: 29th, November 2007 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink