Worst. NewsFilter. Ever.
"No details are available", but at last count, Google News
had over 250 sources for the "Paris Hilton's Missing Dog" non-news story. I'm a dog lover myself, and was once broken-hearted by the loss of a chihuahua, but too few alleged journalists
are treating this 'news' with even a small dose of the disrespect it genuinely deserves. Meanwhile one TV show is crowing about getting "the scoop" (but apparently not
on their own website, which can't even spell Rumor
). But The Daily News
and USA Today
connected the story to Tinkerbell's upcoming book
, ghost-written by MeFi's beleved Dong "Don't Call Me 'D'" Resin
, and USAToady gave the book a sidebar story
. Which raises the big question: with the book's release about two weeks away, could our own Delightful Dong have been the dognapper? I've seen worse publicity stunts
for a book.
In other entertainment news, remember the suitcase full of priceless Beatles memorabilia?
Well, a Beatlemania expert says It's Fake
. You just can't trust anybody these days.
posted by wendell
on Aug 19, 2004 -