TREND O' THE YEAR: PUBLIC BEATDOWNS
Immoral Media Whore... Mark DeCarlo, former host of Studs,
speaking in an AOL chat: "Kathie Lee Gifford is a hypocritical,
bible-beating, insincere media whore. She invited me on her show
specifically to insult me. She said I was propagating rampant
immorality in America. And then the very next week she was kissing
Hugh Grant's ass. So who's immoral there?"
[Entertainment Weekly, 9/27/96]
Immoral Media Hitler... "Today and others, [Ted] Turner was
said to have compared [Rupert] Murdoch to the "late Fuhrer" and
accused him of using his New York Post to smear Time Warner."
[AP Newswire, 9/27/96]
Suddenly Losin'... "What did a mediocrity like Brooke
Shields ever do to deserve her own series, let alone network TV's
best time spot this fall?... 'Suddenly Susan' is one of the
biggest bombs ever detonated outside the Nevada test range."
[San Francisco Examiner, 9/19/96]
Suddenly Bruisin'... Louis Rossetto, CEO of Wired Ventures, on Netizen
TV: "[I]t's true that we fired the first host (of course, the
first producer's pick), because he was frankly an asshole, apparently had never read the column in the magazine or seen the Web site, was insulting to everyone he came into contact with on the set..."
[Netizen Threads, 9/20/96]