Ashley Depew said she was a victim of the knockout game, but she was lying. A waitress in New jersey said she was discriminated against because of her gay lifestyle. During the 2008 Obama/McCain Race a woman said she was beat by a black man because she was a McCain supporter and she was lying. What do they have in common other than being liars? They all wanted and got a little bit of fame. 15 minutes in the spotlight, but how do things like this happen? The internet can give you a little shine in just a few minutes. It allows you to get your message out there quickly, unfiltered and unfactchecked. It just takes a little digging to expose the liars, but frankly too often no one bothers to do the digging. I guess that’s what journalist used to do, but now that anyone with a computer can write a story that has the potential to go viral there are no safeguards and we are left with liars telling lies until they are caught.
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Ashley Depew said she was a victim of the Knockout Game, but she was lying…has lying become the new steppingstone to 15 minutes of fame?
This is comical. Last night Real Housewife of Atlanta Kandi Burress and Fantasia appeared on andy cohen’s late night show. Burress complained about the fact that talk show diva Wendy Williams has said negative things abour her relationship. Basically Burress and Fantasia told Williams to take care of her own relationship. This is downright funny. Burress had a career as a former member of a girl group and she also is a successful songwriter, but she did not truly blow up until she appeared on reality television. Barrino is a product of reality television. Reality television is predicated on drama, and the participants put their business out there for the world to see. When you do this you open up yourself to commentary. In some cases it is positive but you have to prepare for the negative. You can’t simply tell somebody to mind their own business when you get paid to expose your own. Wedy williams does a talk show not a reality show. She can tell us things about her family or her relationship if she so desires, but she does not have to do it her contract does not dictate it. Burress might need to read the fine print on her’s.
Melphine Evans says BP fired her for wearing her hair in an ethnic style and also for wearing traditional ethnic grab? Does a company have a right to dictate employee attire? My other question is did Evans wear this kind of clothing during the interview process? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
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Martin Bashir has resigned for making inappropriate remarks concerning Sarah Palin. His remarks were simply wrong and he has lost his job over his own poor judgment, but how did he know he had gone too far? Everyday we hear people speak coursely. We hear people use profanity in any situation. A few days ago I saw a story where a bus driver had called the police to help her correct the behavior of some unruly middle school students. The police arrived on the scene and they proceeded to berate the students and along the way they dropped a few F-Bombs. They were called to correct bad behavior and they end up bringing more bad behavior to the situation. the children’s parents were upset and the police were disciplined, but I wonder did the parents go a step further and question what were the students doing that called for police intervention? What were they saying? How were they acting? Have you watched any sitcoms lately? Everything is a joke and most of it is profane, but who determines if they have gone too far or even crossed a line? Since 2007 we have seen depictions of the president that range from gorrilla to witch doctor. He has had his citizenship questioned, his marriage questioned even his sexuality questioned, but did that cross the line? Who determines when a line has been crossed? Do lies cross the line? Does racism qualify as a line crosser? Don’t get me wrong Bashir should have lost his job. His statements were gross and unforgivable, but what made him feel that his depiction was acceptable. The day he made the statement I am sure he did not say this is the day I will put my job in jeopardy. He probably thought himself clever and thought that he would be applauded not booed and never reprimanded, but that’s what happened. Sarah Palin canceled a scheduled interview with NBC, Joe Scarborough went balistic and his colleagues at MSNBC were forced to answer questions about the statements while doing interviews that had nothing to do with Bashir. MSNBC fired Alec Baldwin over a gay slur so how could they keep Bashir on after he advocated force feeding Palin defecation. He went too far and the sad thing is people don’t know what too far looks like until they arrive there.
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In case you missed this commericial it was the funniest of the Thanksgiving Holiday Season.
Trinity Broadcasting brought TD Jakes, Juanita Bynum and Jamal Bryant to a larger stage, and Paul Crouch provided that platform. Crouch died today at 79. Read the linked story.