Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Actual Responsbile Miley Reporting

Kudos to the Savannah Morning News for doing a story about Miley Cyrus that didn't sound as if it were written or presented by the country wolf in THIS, one of the ten greatest cartoons ever. The paper's Abby Lubbers interviewed, if you can believe they exist, NORMAL PEOPLE.

Ms. Lubbers spoke to young people who, guess what, are excited because they are fans of Miley. That's because THEY'RE YOUNG, they are SUPPOSED to be fans of Miley, just as you (admit it) were a fan of Winnie Cooper on "The Wonder Years" 20 years ago. Ms. Lubbers also spoke to adults who, wonder of wonders, are intriqued by Miss Cyrus but are not drowning in their own drool while trying to get a glimpse of her. The quentessential quote was from Courtney Carter, age 31, a tourist from Chattanooga who simply but eloquently put it;

"Nobody is really talking about it," she said. "If it was Brad Pitt, it would be a different story."

How gratifying it is to know that the real world does not reflect some in the media, those whose coverage of Miley resembles Chipper Jones' past visits to Hooters.

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