Saturday, November 08, 2008

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

I just saw this anti-Hollywood film about glitzy Hollywood and the entertainment industry in general. The story is based on a book of the same name by Toby Young, a British journalist who tried for 5 years to make it in America working for Vanity Fair magazine.

If the film is remotely similar to reality, and I bet you anything it is, then you will quickly realize that everything that goes on in the "MIC" (Media Industrial Complex) concerning filmmakers, "stars", and every other entertainer is as phoney and contrived as all star wrestling.

Forever and a day we've known that tabloids like The National Enquirer and The Star are almost all complete fabrication. After watching this film you will realize that People magazine and 'Us' and Vanity Fair and Entertainment Tonight and E! belong in exactly the same category. They're simply vehicles by which publicists promote their clients and in the process make the entertainment "journalists" famous and often rich. Those who read and watch this nonsense on a regular basis truly should be spending the same amount of time on a Psychologist's couch!

While watching this movie I kept on wondering that if the entertainment media was completely corrupt, was it possible that the same infection had also spread through most of the "regular" news media? Me thinks so. If this is the case, then who can be trusted any longer?

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