Posted: June 24th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cult of Celebrity, Media, Print Media, Television | Tags: Alex Jane Brooks, Australia's Prime Minister, Bad Journalism, Journalist, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Kim Kardashian, KRUDD, LiLo, Paris Hilton, The Age | Comments Off on Who’s Your Expert? WTF is With Australia’s Impartial Media!
Australia is facing an election this year – September 14, Happy Birthday William! – The usual impartial media commentary on politics seems to have dissipated, and been replaced by very personalised opinion. Over the past 12 months Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been ravaged by media speculation on her leadership – that ravaging has now turned to outright disrespect – with The Age newspaper publishing an editorial ASKING an Australian PRIME MINISTER – Ms Gillard – to stand-aside, “for the good of the nation”.
The editorial preaches that the leadership debate is preventing Labor’s message on its future policies, its vision for Australia isn’t getting through. The newspaper’s move comes amid continued speculation about Labor’s leadership ahead of the final week of parliamentary sittings before the September 14 election. This – for me at least – raises the question, again, “Who’s Your Expert?” The media continues to sell this odd ideal that there is some rift within the Australian Labor Party, that a leadership challenge is just over the horizon. Fuelling the fire of instability, meanwhile failing dismally to broadcast any of the actual politics that our nations capital has going on, don’t even get me started on the lack of policy coverage.
So “…who is your expert?” I ask this question with the past 3 decades of social watching in mind. Through the 1990s and 2000s we seemed to get swallowed up by mindless celebrity, peaking at the start of the 2010s when celebrity for the sake of celebrity seemed to reign media supreme. Lilo, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian however, have nothing on my latest b_tch-session, throughout this period the intelligent juxtaposition was political commentary. Dissecting policy, comparing differences and summarizing what might be best for our nation. That’s now gone, replaced by the less than splendid practice of treating politicians like media hungry celebrities, rather than public servants with a specific agenda. Politicians haven’t changed an iota in the past 3 decades, journalists on the other-hand :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 20th, 2011 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Bailout, Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Blipvert, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Diana Detaux, Diana Detox, Favorite New Thought . . ., Get Out of the House, Love and Other Drugs, News, News Update, Socially Engineered, Standout, That Human Condition | Tags: bailout, Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Blipvert, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, diana detaux, diana detox, Favorite New Thought . . ., Get Out of the House, Jail, LA Court, LiLo, Lindsay Lohan, Love and Other Drugs, News, News Update, Probation, socially engineered, Standout, That Human Condition | Comments Off on LiLo Breaches Probation
With Lindsay Lohan the news just seems to go round and round and round. Lindsay Lohan appeared in court today – looking her usual mess -and had her probation revoked, it’s now likely she will go back to jail.
A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner, today and revoked Lindsay Lohan’s probation, saying the actress has blown off her court-ordered community service and even questioning the starlet’s commitments to her acting career.
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Posted: September 25th, 2011 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Kiss My . . ., Love and Other Drugs, Naked and Nude, Naked Self Portrat via iPhone, SEXTING, Socially Engineered | Tags: Bipolar Blond Momentum, Blip, Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Cult of Celebrity, Kiss My . . ., LiLo, Lindsay Lohan, Love and Other Drugs, Naked and Nude, Naked Self Portrat via iPhone, sexting, socially engineered | Comments Off on SEXTING! LiLo's Lost Phone
According to our source Lindsay Lohan came scrapingly close to being the next celebrity to fall the victim of a cell phone leak – Sexting, Naked Self Portrait via iPhone. Luckily for LiLo, the samaritan who found her phone had no interest in getting involved in all that Hollywood gossip – have to love a New Yorker. Our favorite 25-year-old starlet reportedly lost her phone while out and about in NYC for Fashion Week. LiLo apparently dropped the phone while leaving the V Magazine party. How did the finder know that it was LiLo’s phone? Apparently the phone said “Lindsay Lohan’s Phone” when the semaritan turned it on! She’s a clever girl our LiLo. The phone doubtlessly held some incriminating photos that LiLo wouldn’t want anyone to see! Don’t worry though, there won’t be any naked pix of Lindsay hitting this here interweb anytime soon. LiLo was said to be “ecstatic” when her phone was returned. She was also relieved that the person who found it didn’t try to extort money from her or sell the photos to the tabloids. Lucky for LiLo, one of the few remaining nice people in the world did the right thing. … the phone contained a heap of important contacts, phone numbers and emails, as well as personal photos and “a lot of stuff” that she wouldn’t want published. Looks as though our LiLo’s luck has finally turned!? D★D