Friday, February 24, 2006

 

Maira's Opinion Paragraph

People have been distracted and bored by the sensational endless story about three movie stars. It turned out celebrity divorce has an effect on common people. Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie are very popular highly-paid actors in Hollywood today. Producers have invited to play them main roles for many interesting modern movies. For four years, Brad Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston, and everyone thought that they were a lucky couple. But life changed for many people when Brad fell in love with Angelina last year. He divorced his wife and now he is trying to marry his new girlfriend, Angelina Jolie. Magazines, newspapers, the Internet and TV have all written about their lives, such as how they feel, what they say, where they go, when they call each other, and when they are going to marry again. There are a lot of repetitive articles. Reporters love to write gossip about the personal life of celebrities and to fill people’s heads with useless information. It is typical for people in that case to side with one person or the other. People sell and buy T-shirts and hats with the inscriptions, “Camp of Jolie” and “Camp of Aniston”, when they could be spending their time on important things. Journalists laugh and comment, “America has been divided into two camps”. The media needs to be more responsible about the stories that it covers and it should focus on serious and educational issues.

Comments:
Hi Maira, I totally agree with you! Talking about 'camps' when movie stars' personal chatastrophes are on stake....media folks, please, get a life!
Hugs,
Chrissan, webhead from Sweden
 
Hi Maira,

You wrote in your post:

"The media needs to be more responsible about the stories that it covers and it should focus on serious and educational issues."

Could it be that the media is writing what it thinks that the audience wants to read? How does the media know what the audience likes to read?

Kindly,
Sharon
 
Maira,

I agree with you, but do you really think people in general want to read about serious stuff? Don't you think the media invests on gossips because the population likes to read about them?

Carla in brasilia, Brazil
 
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