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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #410 on: February 03, 2008, 04:35:35 pm »
I hope it makes people realise that if the media lies to us in the cases of celebrities, then it's not so difficult to believe that they lie to us on all fronts. ALL of them.

With all due respect for Katherine  :-*, I've always found that if the papers ever write an article or even a feature about something I myself have in-depth knowledge of, there are invariably errors, omissions and over-simplifications that lead to the total story presenting its subject matter more or less incorrectly, sometimes even glaringly so.  I suppose it's the name of the deadline and punchline game.

I've had the same experience myself. But I think it's important to remember that errors, omissions and oversimplifications are not the same as lies. They're mistakes, perhaps even careless ones, but NOT deliberate attempts to mislead.

Vulturous tabloids aside, I truly believe the mainstream media make mistakes all the time but almost never outright lie. What would be the point? Where would that get them? What would be their motivation? Their objective is, at the lowest, to make money, and at highest, to help society. The vast majority of journalists I have known are genuinely interested in doing the latter, even if they don't always succeed. They get their kicks from having access to power and winning awards, which are usually given out on the basis of good results like exposing corruption or injustice.

Lying to readers/viewers really accomplishes nothing, To lie, you have to have an interest in concealing or misleading, and very few journalists feel that kind of motivation. Few are particularly loyal to governments, businesses or whoever else they might lie on behalf of. On the rare occasions when journalists DO lie, it's usually to further their own careers. But deliberate lies, as we have seen in cases like that of former New Republic reporter Stephen Glass and former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, are often discovered and can ruin a journalist's career.

Of course, I'm talking about legitimate mainstream media, not tabloids and paparazzi. Obviously in those arenas lies are routine.


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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #411 on: February 03, 2008, 05:29:03 pm »
a news site in Australia reports on the latest: Heath's family will be holding a private funeral, and Jake is 'expected to attend.'

http://hawkesbury.yourguide.com.au/news/breaking/general/ledgers-family-to-hold-private-funeral/1174890.html

Thanks for this Louise.  I'm very glad to know that Jake is going to the funeral.   :(   :'(


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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #412 on: February 03, 2008, 05:46:28 pm »

Monday morning's Daily Telegraph (Sydney newspaper):

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #413 on: February 03, 2008, 05:52:23 pm »
Gallery honouring Heath's career from the (Sydney) Daily Telegraph:

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/gallery/0,22056,5025684-5010141,00.html

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #414 on: February 03, 2008, 06:01:41 pm »

This gallery is presently appearing on the (Sydney) Daily Telegraph webpage under the heading "Heath Ledger's Supporters":

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/gallery/0,22056,5029344-5010141,00.html
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #415 on: February 03, 2008, 06:03:14 pm »
Monday morning's Daily Telegraph (Sydney newspaper):

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph

In several places, they characterize Michelle as saying "he broke my heart." No, HIS PASSING broke her heart! There's a HUUUUUUGE difference between saying "you broke my heart" and "my heart is broken by your death."

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #416 on: February 03, 2008, 08:48:21 pm »
Monday morning's Daily Telegraph (Sydney newspaper):

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph


WTF was Lindsey Lohan doing there?   Did they work together at some point?

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #417 on: February 03, 2008, 08:54:50 pm »
 
This memorial was held at the Sony studios and involved a large number of actors, studio folks and those affiliated with one or more of the actors, films, or agencies related to Heath or Michelle, and two of the news reports said there were a thousand people in attendance.  I think Lindsay might have dated Heath, one of many women in Hollywood who have.
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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #418 on: February 03, 2008, 09:01:58 pm »
WTF was Lindsey Lohan doing there?   Did they work together at some point?

They had a one night stand over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Re: Heath Ledger - News Accounts
« Reply #419 on: February 03, 2008, 10:31:36 pm »
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