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.