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Lunch break headlines

Posted in Personal by Will on Monday, April 28th, 2008 ~ 12pm

Lunch break at work, and I see headlines about some Disney singer named Miley Cyrus in trouble over a photo of her nude back (not her butt, her back!) in Vanity Fair.

It took less than 2 minutes to find the facts, buried in an US magazine article, but the facts are not what the media are leading with. The media are leading with Cyrus saying she is ashamed, and suggesting that people feel the portrait is outlandish.

The facts? The facts appear to be the Christian Coalition is angry with Disney, and Disney in turn forced Cyrus to issue a false statement saying she is ashamed, to appease them.

That’s the story. Instead the media are trying to get people to vote on whether the portrait is shameful. As if it were! As if that was the issue. The issue is that Disney doesn’t take risks when it comes to their investments, and they’ll cowtow to religious nutjobs. Disney is the home of fantasy, and the fantasy they are promoting today is that there’s something to be ashamed of when your nude back is in Vanity Fair.

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  1. Jen said,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    My journalistic instincts called bullshit on that right away. It’ll only be the tip of the iceberg for a child star like her.

  2. Will said,

    on April 30th, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Glad to know you’ve got keen instincts on this kind of stuff too, Jen!

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