Pot Calls Kettle Black

The Huffington Post is calling a comment made by MSNBC’s Courtney Hazlett the “tackiest statement of the year.” 

We’re still in January, people.  Besides, now we won’t have to suffer through a  Brokeback sequel, so that should ease the pain at least a  little bit.  There, now can I compete for tackiest statement of the year?  This blog needs some notoriety!

Seriously, Heath Ledger’s death is an unfortunate tragedy and is now being attributed to pneumonia and mixing of the wrong medications.  We’ll have to wait until we get the full story.   And Hazlett’s comment was indeed tacky beyond measure:

  In a lot of ways, this reminds me — we’ve almost had a dress rehearsal for this with Owen Wilson.”

While by any measure a harsh and ill-considered statement, why did she not say the same of Brad Renfro, who died last week? 

This is just one more example of the media rushing to conclusions instead of reporting facts–much like they’ve been doing with the early primaries.  At least we can learn, even if the media doesn’t.

And how hypocritical is it of the Huffington Post, a site that’s been openly advocating as Obama’s surrogate campaign, is judging another media outlet’s character? 

Pfft.  Screw ’em both. 

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7 thoughts on “Pot Calls Kettle Black

  1. It’s not the bias itself that’s the problem. It’s any false advertising that purports to deliver fair and balanced reporting. A “No Spin” zone, if you will (snicker, snicker).

    And regarding Heath Ledger, I was one of the heretics who didn’t particularly care for Brokeback Mountain. But it wasn’t because of Heath. He was a very conscientious young actor. He took the craft seriously. He read his own scripts. He thought about the story before asking for money.

    At a time when every idiot in the village gets their 15 minutes of fame, Heath Ledger was refreshingly old-fashioned.

  2. It’s a shame this young talented man has left us. I enjoyed watching him on the big screen. I agree that he was refreshing in that you didn’t hear about him drinking and partying and drugging. I think this will play out as an unfortunate accident. Or an unknown medical condition.

    But the media frenzy and replaying over and over and over of non-updates – makes me sick. Isn’t there anything more important to report?

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  4. I worked with Courtney at OK! magazine and I can tell you that she herself is a tacky person, she was not a liked person, always in a bad bitchy condescending mood. I always wondered if it was because she had no breasts or ass. We are happy she is gone from the offices of OK! mag.

    She is the kind of person whom thinks she is the smartest person in the room.

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