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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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962 Responses to “People Magazine: NY Times is Bogus”

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  1. 951
    The real deal Says:

    No nerves struck, why should I get upset over a stranger? just tired of silly, trifling cu nts who have nothing better to do with their time than to type their endless tripe about this woman. Unless you have actually met her, and done a psych eval. Then keep your faux psycho analysis to yourself.

    Geesh, why don’t you bi thces get a life.

  2. 952
    jadeide Says:

    Does the Pope live in a hutt??? do the Gates live in a dump?? why are you some people are just so DUMB!! Giving money and time, and care for others, no matter how much and how, it’s still better than NOTHING!!!
    So look up to BP and AJ, learn from them, copy them if you can, but please, be smart in your opinion and comments.

  3. 953
    ETHEREALGIRL Says:

    EASY TO SAY. BUT MARRIAGE IS SACRED. SEX IS SACRED WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF MARRIAGE. SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE IS A SIN OR ADULTERY IF YOUR HUSBAND IS STILL ALIVE. PRINCE CHARLES MARRIED TO CAMILLA IS STILL GUILTY OF ADULTERY, WHY? BECAUSE CAMILLA`S FORMER HUSBAND IS STILL ALIVE.

    FANS THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT IDOLATRY. DO NOT WATCH VIOLENT MOVIES, DO NOT WATCH PORNOGRAPHY, DO NOT WATCH FAST UNEDUCATIONAL SHOW ON TV. BECAUSE WITHOUT TV ALL OF YOU GOT BORED WITH REALITY. WHAT IS REAL WORLD TO YOU? I MEAN PUT YOUR SHOES THAT YOU ARE ANGELINA JOLIE, AND YOUR FANS IS THERE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE, DO YOU THINK YOU CARE FOR YOUR FANS IF YOU ARE THE ACTRESS CELEBRITY AND YOUR FAN IS ANGELINA? ANGELINA JOLIE IS A HUMAN BEING LIKE YOU AND ME BUT THEY WERE WAILING WALLS THAT YOU WORSHIP THAT YOU WANTED TO EMULATE. TO EMULATE WHAT? THAT WE WILL BECOME INSENSITIVE TO IMMORALITY. IF YOU WORSHIP THESE PEOPLE ABOVE YOUR CREATOR YOUR G-D. YOU ARE BREAKING THE COMMANDMENT OF G-D, THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT IDOLATRY.
    IDOLATRY IS A SIN. IF YOU ARE A SLAVE TO IDOLATRY RIGHT NOW, YOU ARE DEMON POSSESSED.

    REMEMBER, ABUNDANCE OF MONEY, GLAMOUR OR ADULATION IS NOT JESUS TO GIVE, BUT LUCIFER THE PRINCE OF THIS DECADENT WORLD CAN GIVE.

    WHEN YOU FOLLOW JESUS YOU SELL WHAT YOU HAVE AND GIVE IT TO THE POOR, AND YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS. YOU DO NOT BREAK THE COMMANDMENTS OF G-D.

    DO ANYONE OF YOU KNOW THE10 COMMANDMENTS OF G-D? DO YOU WANT ME TO PASTE IT HERE?

  4. 954
    andamentothat Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone… I am back from vacation and cant believe that NYT has stooped to this new low.. Thank god I am not subscribed to them… God Bless the Jolie Pitts..

  5. 955
    ETHEREALGIRL Says:

    I MEAN PUT YOUR SHOES THAT YOU ARE ANGELINA JOLIE, AND YOUR FANS IS THERE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE, DO YOU THINK YOU CARE FOR YOUR FANS IF YOU ARE THE ACTRESS CELEBRITY AND YOUR FAN IS ANGELINA? ANGELINA JOLIE IS A HUMAN BEING LIKE YOU AND ME BUT THEY WERE WAILING WALLS THAT YOU WORSHIP THAT YOU WANTED TO EMULATE.

    IN A REAL WORLD IF YOU ARE THE ACTRESS CELEBRITY. YOU DO NOT CARE FOR YOUR FANS, BECAUSE FANS WERE STRANGERS. WHO CARE FOR STRANGERS NOW A DAYS. TELL ME? CAN ANYONE SHOW ME AN EXAMPLE THAT YOU CARE FOR THE STREET PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOUSE? AS AN ACTOR WHAT YOU WANT IS A JOB. BEING AN ACTOR IS NOT A STABLE DECENT JOB. YOU ARE PAID TO LIE TO LIE TO LIE KISSING MEN, WOMEN, YOU ARE PAID TO KILL AND MURDER. LYING IS A SIN.

    A MARRIED FAITHFUL RIGHTEOUS LIBRARIAN FOR 50 YEARS IS A NOBLE PERSON THAN THESE ACTORS.

  6. 956
    ETHEREALGIRL Says:

    BROTHERS AND SISTERS REPENT FOR ALL YOUR SINS BEFORE JESUS COMES AGAIN.

    A SINFUL PERSON WILL GET BURNED AND WILL SLEEP FOREVER WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN, BECAUSE UP IN THE SKY HIS PRESENCE IS LIKE A BURNING FURNACE TO UNRIGHTEOUS PEOPLE.

    REPENT FOR JESUS WILL COME. AND A SINNER WILL DIE BECAUSE OF HIS/HER SINS, PREPARE FOR THE 2ND COMING OF THE LORD LIKE IN THE TIME OF NOAH`S ARK. MANY WILL PERISH IF THEY WILL NOT REPENT.

  7. 957
    LadyMarsh Says:

    I think Ethereal girl is Bet. The exact same style of illegible sentences and mingled English.

  8. 958
    Orchid Says:

    Don’t think so. bet can’t spell for toffee! If she does get a word correct, it’s an accident.

  9. 959
    Jay Says:

    My bad so your must have met her and that is why you are able to say what you say. Why so mean?????

  10. 960
    D. kay Says:

    Boy did the whack jobs crawl out from under the turkey bones or what???

    The Real Deal: RIGHT ON!!!

    Seems now that Aniston has been called out in the blogoshpere and the LA Times, the sister fuglies have their panties in a knot…..ya know those Super Large Spanx…

    I can actually visualize the roofs of the trailers bouncing to the beat of the keyboard blues……..Aniston is ‘revealed’………Armageddon in Fugly Land.

    So keep posting at mach one speed b/c we love to read your pain and imagine your shattered souls reaching for the Twinkies so you can try and stuff down your disappointment that all your analysis and prognostications are pure, unadulterated rot.

    Happy, gorgeous, smart, giving, funny and talented family of eight are just groovin’ on each other. Eat that you losers.

  11. 961
    Orchid Says:

    Jay @ 11/30/2008 at 11:25 am

    My bad so your must have met her and that is why you are able to say what you say. Why so mean?????
    ——-
    LadyMarsh and I know what we’re talking about.

  12. 962
    make earnings Says:

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    on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about,
    why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to
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