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the apocalypse has arrived in the form of anna niciole smith coverage!!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by shockey, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Is it possible to learn this power? ::)
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    A national embarassment.

    Barnum was right . . . but you already knew that.
  3. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    I'm curious to see how many papers ran Anna Nicole's death as an A1 story as opposed to an A1 refer.
  4. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Didn't the stepson die shortly after she won in the Supreme Court?
  5. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    I think so -- June 2006. If that still goes to court, who gets the money when one side or the other wins?
  6. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Probably the baby, which means whoever is determined to be the father of the baby.
  7. ifilus

    ifilus Well-Known Member

    Of course, one of the cheapest journalistic tricks going is to get a piece of a mindless, tawdry media frenzy by denouncing it. The writer gets to wallow profitably in whatever gutter has everybody's attention while still being wry and high-minded. The readers get to join the fun without losing their self-respect. It's a win-win sort of arrangement for a certain knowing-wink-and-sly-nod wing of the media culture.

  8. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    While the cable news coverage is total overkill, it should -- hopefully -- die down by the end of the weekend.

    The Insider, um, not so much...
  9. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Look at these sad numbers for cable coverage last week:


    Nice to see that the Smith story doesn't even make the newspaper graphic:


    These numbers are from the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
  10. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    because she had stupendously immense breasts and was not shy about showing them off.
    Sadly, that's pretty much it
  11. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Also the premise of shows like VH1's "Best Week Ever" or "The Daily Show." People get to learn about celebrities or politics while fooling themselves into believing they're still above the fray.
  12. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I thought the Washington Post's take on her was the most interesting. It was sympathetic, almost, and makes an interesting point about "courtesans" throughout the history of literature.


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