Thursday, February 16, 2006

More Examples Of Media Bottom-Feeding

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have spent days denying their engagement and marriage isn't a farce and that they are not planning to break up after their baby is born in the spring. The rumor made headlines around the world, followed by their angry denial. The initial source for this shocker about one of the biggest stars in the world? Surely it was some publication with a track record in gossip and presumably they had something solid to go on. Uh no. The initial source was Life & Style magazine, which had as sources two unnamed friends of Cruise. And who is Life & Style? A mag somewhere south of Star and the National Enquirer. Every media outlet that jumped on repeating the "scoop" from Life & Style when they should have known better deserves to be sued by Cruise. It's just lazy and irresponsible to give creedence to an outlet like that.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've seen that story everywhere, but I didn't realize where it started from. Gossip stories are just a bunch of noise but they could at least stick to gossip with a shred of evidence as opposed to none at all. Who's ever heard of Life & Style?

Ed Sikov said...

Yeah, I saw that it had been reported first in some rag called LIFE & STYLE, but I had no idea just how raggy LIFE & STYLE was.

comixgal said...

Anyone dumb enough to read a story about TomKat deserves what they get.

priv8pete said...

Why is everyone ripping on Life & Style? Those are two very reputable magazines!