and it’s somewhat heartening to note that at least in the weblog world, no one doubts that the boob flash was staged. The interesting thing, though, has been the MTV and CBS reaction – they’re clearly lying, and blatantly so.
But it underlines a reality that I don’t know many people really get. ALL news about the entertainment industry is nothing but blatant lies, deception, and creative publicist media placements. I mean everyone knows that ET stories are bought and sold like nothing other than ads. But I’m talking everything, no exceptions.
The Britney/Madonna kiss? Staged. Paris Hilton “private” sex video? Staged and widely uploaded on the QT. The restaurant fight between this week’s popstars? Cooked up by somone’s agent. The really shocking thing is that Big Media thinks that we buy it, and that they can just issue a statement disavowing their knowledge to cleanse their rep.