Sunday, April 27, 2008

The "Drudge Report" not the same anymore

Ok, so I happen to head over to the Drudge Report to checkout what is "new" in the news. The creator of the Drudge Report, Matthew Drudge, is famous (some Clinton supporters might say "infamous" though)for "breaking" news and get stories before almost anyone else has gotten a wiff of the juicy details. But tonight I go to the website and the main headline says "DISNEY GIRL 'EMBARRASSED'". Then, directly bellow the headline, another headline that says "15-year-old actress who plays Hannah Montana for DISNEY poses seminude... Developing..."

Now the main headline story links to a Entertainment Tonight story which says that in an upcoming edition of Vanity Fair magazine that Celebrity of Disney Channel fame Miley Cyrus will apear "Semi-Topless" in a picture. Cyrus, who is the star of the popular TV show "Hannah Montana", has said in an interview:

"I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed," she tells ET. "I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about." (

In the ET article, they story describes the "semi-topless photo" as the following:

As seen on our show promo last week, they show Miley sitting in profile with just a blanket wrapped around her chest. (

In the second headline, which links to an ABC News story, goes into further detail about the "developing" and "breaking" news story.

First of all, if this is such "important" and "breaking" news to Mr. Drudge, then the Drudge Report is truly become a proliferation of gossip and news instead of pure news and politics. It sickens me that THIS passes for news! This reminds me of the 24 hour news coverage of Anna Nicole Smith's death. The fact that these supposedly "respected" news institutions report this People Magazine-esque gossip and tabloid material really makes me less and less interested in keeping up with news anymore. I do not want to hear and see the same stories two or three times an hour on the TV network news or two or three times on a news website. Its annoying and disgusting. Anna Nicole Smith died, ok its sad she died, just tell me how she died and what not if you want. But almost a million people die every day, she was never an important figure in world affairs or anything like that, so why are we harping about it? Same with Ms. Cyrus, she didnt commit an aggregious crime or engage in peace talks or anything really important, all she did was pose for a not tasteful photo of her with only a blanket covering her chest. That is not breaking news.

Secondly, why is a 15-year old celebrity who is supposedly "known" for having a wholesome, good girl image posing for a picture with only a blanket cover her chest? Why are we having to sex up a minor? I do not care who she is, she is only a mid-teens girl! I am seriously disapointed in her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, for letting this be done to his daughter. He is a male, he should know better then expose his daughter in such a sexual and suggestive way. While I am disapointed in Miley Cyrus too, she is a minor and her father allowed this to happen.

But we are all suppose to say "poor, poor Miley" because she now feels embarrassed? Well maybe you should have thought of that before you took the picture. The "artistic" excuse is lame, but what do you expect from a celebrity 15 year old but an excuse of some sort? Every teenager has come up with random excuses for doing things they shouldn't have done, and Miley Cyrus is no exception.

Either way, this is not news and all you sick, celebrity obsessed people know it! And if any "adult" males run to the magazine section or search online for photos of Miley Cyrus with a blanket of here chest, you are just a bunch of sick pervs!

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