Investigative journalism is a calling card here at Fort Worth Weekly, where we strive to peer deep into the destabilizing cracks that can stagger the foundations upon which freedom and democracy are built.
So thank the ghost of Hedda Hopper for the latest investigative journalist to swagger down the alley – GossipCop.com.
A US Weekly “news” director was on TV this morning saying Americans are tired of getting false gossip about celebrities, and so he created GossipCop.com to “police” the industry. Today’s stories are about Katie Holmes, who apparently did not blow up in a car on a movie set, and Jennifer Lopez, who apparently wasn’t a controlling diva beeyotch at her latest party (can’t all you backstabbers just leave Jenny alone!?!).
Freedom depends on a prying press, so I applaud GossipCop.com, which is now the “go-to destination for credible celebrity news” and will separate “fact from fiction,” according to its web site, which as of a minute ago had one, single, lonely reader comment on its site:
“From Ellen at July 29, 2009 at 9:12 am
Why can’t people leave the celebrities alone to live their own life. I am tired of all the lies.”
I too, Ellen, am tired of all the lies. We all are, we all are… .