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.
posted by snortlebort (12 comments total)
well. whew. gossip is kind of fun.
posted by snortlebort at 9:49 PM on April 10, 2006

posted by dobbs at 9:54 PM on April 10, 2006

ah hmm. could've sworn i...

oh fine. my bad. but...some new linkage in there anyway?
posted by snortlebort at 10:04 PM on April 10, 2006

Just out of curiosity, does anyone here have gawker commenting rights?
posted by delmoi at 10:23 PM on April 10, 2006

No. 1 Google result for "gossip": clearly this scandal is a false flag to cement the NY Post's lead.
posted by cenoxo at 10:40 PM on April 10, 2006

I have Gawker commenting rights.
posted by chasing at 10:42 PM on April 10, 2006

People, please give a fuck about the lives of these wealthy losers.
posted by squirrel at 11:15 PM on April 10, 2006

Forth estate? Bah. I'll take Pascal every time.
posted by kaemaril at 1:31 AM on April 11, 2006

cessna von richthofen ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 1:57 AM on April 11, 2006

ah hmm. could've sworn i...

Me too.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:22 AM on April 11, 2006

Richard Johnson?
So what is he, a Dick, or a Johnson?
posted by Floydd at 8:23 AM on April 11, 2006

Oh... the New York Post. For a moment there I thought this thread was going to be about journalism and newspapers.
posted by Decani at 6:40 PM on April 11, 2006

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