Payola Six, Paid $ix, gossip sleaze shocka!
April 10, 2006 9:47 PM Subscribe
Let the fur fly.
The New York Post's Page Six
is the latest pillar of the 'Forth' Estate
to take heavy damage from scandal. Like the Judy Miller fiasco of 2005, except with virtually zero ramifications upon things that actually matter, no one
looks good here. The tawdry gist: Billionaire Sleaze-Bag set up
Gossip Freelancer Sleaze-Bag -- who supposedly was offering to trade positive Page Six coverage for money. The Gossip Sleaze-Bag is probably screwed, but now the other wolves are going in for theirs
and (seeing a chance to rally, somewhat, around their own) it's the Billionaire Sleaze-Bag that they'd most like to get a piece of.
The part about this that makes it all a Robert-Downey-Jr-movie-waiting-to-happen is that the story broke on the eve of Page Six editor Richard Johnson's wedding
Ah, yes. That's the stuff.
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