Friday, February 08, 2008

Newspapers, For Shame

I was reading one of my local New York papers this morning when I came across a review for a new movie called "The Hottie and the Nottie." In case you, like me, had not heard of this "film," it's because it stars Paris Hilton. I'm not going to go into plot details, because it stars Paris Hilton. In an unironic manner. That's all you need to know.

Anyway, I'm calling out all the legitimate newspapers who actually reviewed this movie. Is there nothing you could have done better with that space? Covered some underreported, deserving story? Hell, sold ad space?  Book review sections are being slashed like a Freddy Krueger victim, and yet somehow legitimate newspapers still find room to vomit up 500 words on a Paris Hilton movie? Just despicable.

A shameful glance goes to the:

New York Newsday
Arizona Republic
Worcester Telegram and Gazette
New York Press
Sun Publications
Philadelphia Inquirer
Washington Post
Village Voice
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
New York Post
New York Observer
New York Daily News
The New York Times (!!!)
Los Angeles Times
Boston Globe
Miami Herald

If your local newspaper has sunk low enough to review this abomination, let me know and I'll add it to the list.

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Blogger David J. Montgomery said...

That is damn shameful.

Great point, Jason.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Bobby Mangahas said...

Excuse me while I bring up today's lunch. Yeah, it's really nice to know that Paris in yet another "movie." Never mind that soldiers are dying over seas and there are people and land being devastated by nature's fury. Paris is in another movie. All is right with the world.

Give me a break.

As an aside, I know that poor Vincent Price must have been rolling in his grave when Paris was in "House of Wax."

2:38 PM  
Blogger danetteb said...

lol..Thanks Jason.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Harry Markov said...

Paris Hilton is just ugh... I can't imagine, how anyone would watch that thing (lack of a better word and abomination is just not strong enough). I am glad that the movie hasn't come to my country yet and I pray it doesn't happen. It's shameful how long the list of newspapers that reviewed the movie is. Shameful.

5:40 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

That's just ridiculous. Paris Hilton? Seriously? That's just wasting good paper space.

9:53 AM  

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