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live love laugh

(13,245 posts)
Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:50 AM Jun 2019

More attention paid to college admission scandal than treason

Watching the “nuz” this morning and they’re asking tough questions and connecting the dots of all involved.

When I visit the message boards of stations like ABC and CBS people are livid. They want blood from the likes of Felicity Huffman. 🙄🙄

Until the media gives the same treatment to Trump that it gives to Smollett, Kelly and other lesser crimes than the Republicans’ IDGAF.

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More attention paid to college admission scandal than treason (Original Post) live love laugh Jun 2019 OP
Starsuckers Celerity Jun 2019 #1
Thanks for this I will watch. nt live love laugh Jun 2019 #2
yw! Celerity Jun 2019 #3
I sold my TVs vcr and video tapes years ago MythosMaster Jun 2019 #4


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1. Starsuckers
Thu Jun 13, 2019, 08:59 AM
Jun 2019

Starsuckers is a feature documentary about the celebrity obsessed media, that uncovers the real reasons behind our addiction to fame and blows the lid on the corporations and individuals who profit from it.

Made completely independently over 2 years in secret, the film journeys through the dark underbelly of the modern media. Using a combination of never before seen footage, undercover reporting, stunts and animation, the film reveals the toxic effect the media is having on us all and especially our children.

Chris Atkins presents Starsuckers as a series of five lessons on fame in the modern world: how children are persuaded that fame is something they want, how television and the media reinforces the importance of celebrity and the efforts to attain it, how the mind and body reinforces our need to follow the activities of well-known people and strive to join their number, how the press became addicted to celebrity coverage, and how the art of promoting fame has led to celebrities and their handlers controlling the press instead of the press having say.

Along the way, Atkins demonstrates how celebrity news with no basis in fact gets into print, why newspapers will run press releases almost verbatim, how parents will eagerly sign away the image rights to their kids, how certain mass scale charity events end up helping the performers far more than the causes they designed to support, and how publicists keep accurate but unflattering stories out of the news.


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4. I sold my TVs vcr and video tapes years ago
Thu Jun 13, 2019, 09:41 AM
Jun 2019

Best thing I ever did. This was before the change to hd signals.

I get to see the news segments I want to see on YouTube.

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