In one experiment, the psychologists asked a group of Christian students to give their impressions of the personalities of two people. In all relevant respects, these two people were very similar – except one was a fellow Christian and the other Jewish. Under normal circumstances, participants…
“The celebrity-industrial complex is a real phenomenon, and a big part of the problem is the droves of publicists and PR people whose sole job is to shield their famous clients from saying or doing anything to tarnish their reputations. This means hawking out 10-minute, highly regulated interviews to newspapers and magazines in the hope that some of them won’t care that they’re being condescended to. And many of them don’t care as long as they get to chat on the phone with a rock star—who won’t tell them anything they wouldn’t be able to find in the press release his publicist sent along in advance. To be sure, there are some great reporters who do beautiful work on the entertainment beat. But most of the time these interviews result in canned answers to pre-approved questions, and they’re worthless.”—
i can tolerate a little journalistic hubris, but what’s pretty unforgivable is the undercutting and pot-shotting nature of off-hand remarks in the two articles this post cites. people love to add to the pile.
but i cannot accurately count the number of times i have seen something asinine, reprehensible, idiotic, cruel, murderous, violent, assfaced, shit-for-brained, torturous, bigoted, hateful, arrogant, or just plain stupid and asked myself would a woman do this? the answer — in nearly every instance — is no.