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Thread: crimes by celebrities

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    crimes by celebrities

    Of course it's important/newsworthy when a politician commits a crime, especially if it's a high ranking politician, but what about entertainers and athletes? If a famous athlete commits a crime, is it more newsworthy than if Joe Schmoe commits the same crime?
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    Re: crimes by celebrities

    No, I wouldn't say anyone is more newsworthy than anyone else. I don't care if a celebrity or a sports star or a politician commits a crime, put them in jail, put them on trial and get on with life. Who cares what they do for a living?
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    Re: crimes by celebrities

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No, I wouldn't say anyone is more newsworthy than anyone else. I don't care if a celebrity or a sports star or a politician commits a crime, put them in jail, put them on trial and get on with life. Who cares what they do for a living?
    Need more be said?

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    Re: crimes by celebrities

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Need more be said?

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    Yeah, but we all know it won't be the end of it.
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    Re: crimes by celebrities

    The problem is not my opinion on the matter of newsworthiness but that obviously there is a market for coverage of Celebrity / Sports Star activities and that includes the crimes they commit. Yes I think it is sensationalism when Lindsey Lohan commits a crime that receives wide publication and coverage, but there clearly is a market they are appealing to as everyone from Entertainment Tonight to TMZ to CNN to FoxNews covers the damn story. In her case, plural, stories.

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    Re: crimes by celebrities

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Yeah, but we all know it won't be the end of it.
    Let's just hope it doesn't pass 2 pages before getting buried.

    Minimize the unfortunate reality ya know?
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    Re: crimes by celebrities

    A crime may be newsworthy no matter who commits it. That being said, news of a celebrity committing a low level crime tends to be more sensationalism than news. For example, it's not newsworthy that some actress got a DUI.

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    Re: crimes by celebrities

    Forget it, I blame Bush 43 for the whole thing.

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    Re: crimes by celebrities

    People need to give up on the silly notion that famous people are, or should be, role models.

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    Re: crimes by celebrities

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    People need to give up on the silly notion that famous people are, or should be, role models.
    It appears a great number of people did not get that memo, or did not care about it one or the other.

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