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People Magazine: NY Times is Bogus

People Magazine: NY Times is Bogus

Larry Hackett, managing editor for People magazine, just sent this email to staffers to address the recent NYTimes piece titled “Angelina Jolie’s Carefully Orchestrated Image”:

“I don’t normally address press stories about how we do our business here at People. But today’s New York Times pg. 1 story about Angelina Jolie requires a response. In the lede, the story strongly suggests that People, while negotiating for the twins pictures, had explicit conversations about our “editorial plan” and made ‘a promise’ that coverage would be positive.

“These sorts of stories have appeared in media gossip columns before. I have ignored them in the past as the unfortunate fallout of competition and sour grapes. But today’s story, in a much different venue, takes these rumors to a new level, so let me be absolutely clear: The suggestion that we have ever made any promise of positive coverage, or have submitted an editorial plan, is completely false. That I or anyone else would promise, on paper or verbally, to purposely slant coverage as condition for acquiring pictures, is insulting to all of us.

“Here’s what is true: Celebrities-and senators and business executives and athletes-are always trying to bend stories their way. We deal with that pressure every single day and engage in many conversations regarding all elements of coverage. Angelina Jolie is very candid about wanting attention for her charitable efforts, and we have covered many of them because we believe they are interesting stories. But in doing so, we have never relinquished editorial control. There have been occasions when her goals and our needs could not be reconciled, and we have walked away, as we have with countless other story subjects.

“In our coverage of both celebrities and everyday people, People certainly often celebrates their accomplishments and milestones. To say that our coverage of Angelina Jolie has not been admiring would be disingenuous. But the suggestion in today’s Times that this ‘positive’ coverage is codified and promised is totally bogus, and needs to be rejected.”

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chitownsfinest @ 11/21/2008 at 6:18 pm

#3 I’m with you on that one! But you know the Bradgeloonies are going to come outta the woodworks. She is trying soooo hard to refine that image. Sorry sweetie but we know your game and we know how you are. No kind of money will change it.

bdj @ 11/21/2008 at 6:15 pm:
Yeah bdj, I do my part but unlike Angelina, I do it anonymously and from my heart, not outwardly and for my pocket. I’m not whining about anything, I just pity all of you Brangelina kool-aid drinkers who believe she can do no wrong. She does a lot of wrong, look into it and stop praising her already.

# 46 whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 6:13 pm People please. Do you honestly think a leopard can change it’s stripes?

where do u come from? where i am leopards have spots. tigers have stripes. zebras have stripes. giraffes have spots. bumble bees have stripes. ladybugs have spots.

Um… @ 11/21/2008 at 6:10 pm I agree #36!! Angelina is nothing but a media ***** and if she really cared about ending the wold’s poverty, then she would give all of her money to the poor, quit acting, and free us from her ridiculous pseudoconcern for the fate of humanity. Why doesn’t she take some of the money she spends getting collagen stuffed into her lips and buy herself another 3rd world baby?

Tell the same thing To Bill Gates!

anonymous @ 11/21/2008 at 6:25 pm

I think Brad’s dropping this crap.He and jolie are OVER!!!

I don’t care if it is true or not

The media lies and so do celebrities, and the world keeps turning :)

http://www.buzzword101.com

anonymous @ 11/21/2008 at 6:25 pm
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jenhen, keep dreaming. :lol:

and angie is known to do A LOT of charity quietly. but since the media insists on stalking her and her family, she tries her best to shift the focus instead on humanitarian issues. this is not an attempt to glorify herself, it is in the hopes that people will be more aware of the issues that are more often than not ignored.

anonymous @ 11/21/2008 at 6:30 pm

Funny stuff!! Perez and Lainey are actually proud of Jolie for manipulating the press. Lainey said she’s been saying that for years now.about Brad and Angelina….so People’s mad..big whup…they got caught..they might as well own up to it!!! Actually they don’t need to own up to it..Readers have known this for years about them.Isn’t it odd that Brad’s name isn’t in this much.Is he leaking these stories???Is it break up time…

german fans @ 11/21/2008 at 6:30 pm

jennifer aniston goes to the ivy for attention and her fans are whining about angelina jolie! thats the sad part of anistons life,she will be forever connected to angelina.poor thing,nobody is talking about her dog movie,only ‘poor poor jen’.

Um… @ 11/21/2008 at 6:10 pm I agree #36!! Angelina is nothing but a media ***** and if she really cared about ending the wold’s poverty, then she would give all of her money to the poor, quit acting, and free us from her ridiculous pseudoconcern for the fate of humanity. Why doesn’t she take some of the money she spends getting collagen stuffed into her lips and buy herself another 3rd world baby?

Tell the same thing to Bill Gates

Um… @ 11/21/2008 at 6:20 pm

Then why are you telling us about it ?

All those wrong she told us herself ,so what,s new

Thanks, Larry Hackett for clearyfing that. NY Times have gone to the dumps.

whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 6:31 pm

whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 6:13 pm
Geez hens, pull out Whiny and the homewrecker card. Poor Pathetic eternal victim Jen is always good for a case against AJ or two. Let’s hope the girl stays single and whiny, so that you guys can have something to whine about.
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Really, bdj @ 11/21/2008 at 6:18 pm
Why not comment on the other things I said too. You are so right!! That comment was all about Jennifer. I’m so glad to here you are such a fan of someone who has the moral class of an alley cat. Classy!!

Thank you!

Anyone with an ounce of common sense knew this was b.s. though. Such a ridiculous waste of space.

Would these maniston bit ches go get a life and watch reruns of friends,lol

MS. JOLIE POSTS HERE N JUST JARED ARE USUALLY CROWDED WITH PEOPLE GIVIND HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF COMMENTS.
SO SURPRISINGLY, TODAY WE HAVE ONLY 63 COMMENTS UNTIL NOW. WHAT IS GOING ON ??
I MEAN IS THERE ANYTHING HAPPENING WITH TEAM JOLIE ?
OH, WAIT.
NOW YOU ALL DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY ABOUT HOW THIS ***** MANIPULATES THE MEDIA.
WELL, NEXT TIME PEREZHILTON OR ANY OTHER SHITEOUS BLOGGER SLAMS JENNIFER ANISTON WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL THEM..
JOLIE FAME WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE !!

whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 6:13 pm
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Look it’s another stupid, crazy, hateful, envy, jealous, narrow-minded… women showing her hate and posting lies about Angelina.

Poor thing, let me give you a hand.

1) Brad had already split when they started dating.

2) Man you people are stupid :lol: She is a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, her “job” is to bring awareness to the cause of refugees. How does she do that with the media and the public knowing about it?

Angelina has been with the UN for almost 8 years , she started in Fev of 2001. she has given not just her time and dedication, but her money.

3) Like i’ve said, you really are stupid :lol: Actors, celebrities, royalty have been making photoshoots of their family and kids for years. They do it for several reasons one of them being that it eases the hunt from the paparazzi.

The paparazzi entered the clinic in France and try to make a hold from the room above Angelina’s so they cold take pics, they invaded their propriety… Brad and Angelina just try, and rightful so, to have some controle over it and making sure that the money doesn’t ends up on their pockets but in the pockets of people that need it.

4) On the contrary, Angelina NEVER complains about privacy. The only thing she complains is when the paps get to close to the kids.

5) Do you think Agelina gives a **** to Aniston or to what she thinks? :lol: :lol:

Do yopurself a favor,stop wasting you’re time obsessing and making up stories and lies about Angelina and get HELP. You’re MENTALLY ILL.

whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 6:31 pm
Too funny. At last AJ is a fighter. I commented on the homewreck card because it is the hen’s ace in the hole. When all else fails, whine about poor pathetic eternal victim Jen. AJ is living her life on her own terms. You do not have to like her and she probably could care less. As a fan, I admire her for her talent and humanitarian work. Marriages fall apart on a daily basis in Hollyweird and the real world. BP and AJ stand by their truth and Jen has gone on record wishing them the best. Since I was not a party to the triangle as the hens, I will refrain from judging. It is all good.

german fans @ 11/21/2008 at 6:37 pm

i know lots of people from third world countries (mostly from sudan,ethiopia) who are VERY PROUD OF ANGELINA JOLIE DRAWING ATTENTION TO THEIR CAUSES!
YOU HATERS CAN TALK **** ABOUT HER BUT IN THE END OF THE DAY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LOVE HER!

Andrómeda @ 11/21/2008 at 6:38 pm

Of course the NYT article was a lie.

Plus Angelina is one of the actresses who is more critize in magazines, they write lies about her every week in order to sell…
So i don´t understand why they are saying she is manipulative…

whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 6:38 pm

JM @ 11/21/2008 at 6:34 pm

Would these maniston bit ches go get a life and watch reruns of friends,lol
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Nice!!! Same morals as Angie I see….

and melissa, just stick with one name already. u have so much hatred i truly believe it’s time for you to seek therapy. did ur daddy run off with with a younger, hotter babe than ur mom? just deal with those issues first before u start bashing people u dont even know. jennifer is not grateful for ur eternal need to regard her as a pitiful victim. she’s a big girl, she can do that all on her own.

Bravo people magazine for standing up to this article full of caca.

For your consideration: President Obama, please if you ever need a new press secratary, Angelina Jolie got my vote!!!!! thank you sir.

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