Monday, June 1, 2009

Fame can make you crazy

Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 2:09 PM

It's simple economics.

We, the public, consume crazy stuff like M&Ms on Halloween -- we can't get enough. Junk tabloids know this, so they push and dig and swarm until people snap. Then we, the public, are like, "Awwww. That's sad." or "Damn those wacky media types. They should leave people alone."

Well, folks, if you don't like it -- stop voting for it.

What? Vote for crap-news? You're probably thinking, "I don't do that."

Sure you do. Every time you buy a tabloid or celebrity gossip magazine; every time you tune into "Entertainment Tonight" or some other equally stupid E!-type show -- you are casting your vote for celebrity torment.

Scottish singer Susan Boyle was taken to a London clinic for treatment following her second-place finish in a nationwide talent competition, a newspaper reported Monday.

London police would not directly confirm the report, but said doctors had been called to assist a woman under the Mental Health Act. Police said the woman had gone to a clinic voluntarily.

"We've got elements of a press who like nothing better than to build people up and then drag them down," Salmond said. "It's pretty sad actually. It's almost a psychosis."

Read more at Charlotte.com.

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