Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Britney Spears and the sad decline of the American press

Speaking of Britney, why do nasty Yankees have to keep making up bad stories about poor Little Boo?

People in the News: Britney reams out sis's co-star Seattle Post-Intelligencer 08/30/05

Are pregnancy hormones causing Britney Spears to rage? Last week, the pop star supposedly stormed the set of little sister Jamie Lynn Spears' Nickelodeon show, "Zoey 101," and screamed at Jamie Lynn's 13-year-old co-star, leaving the teen in tears.
According to an "on-set snitch" for the New York Post, Britney screamed that the teen was an "evil little girl" and that she had better be careful or she'll "never work in this town again!"

And does the Yankee paper give Boo's side of the story a fair shake?  Noo-ooo.  Look how they tell her side (my emphasis):

A spokesperson confirmed the tale, with sugar coating. "She did not yell by any means, she just gave the girl a sisterly talking to and wondered why they just couldn't all get along," the flak said.

Oh, the decline of the press.  Allowing some anonymous source - and a single source, even, look at that! - to diss one of America's greatest cultural icons that way.

It's a shame, I tell you, a crying shame.

1 comment:

amkpantera said...

So you consider westerners as Yankees, too?  Apparently, you do.  Interesting.  I don't think this particular paper has any type of personal vendetta against Britney Spears.  It just wants to sell papers.  That's what any good paper does, afterall.  I myself don't really see what's so great about her.  I don't see how she's sold records doing anything different from the rest of the white, blonde girls of the late 90's-early 2000's.  Talentless, if you ask me, but that's just me.