Paparazzi

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So Gazza was prosecuted for being drunk and disorderly. No great surprise there, you may think. This piece is not about him per se, but about the response of the media. As he emerged from court, there was a veritable scrum of paparazzi, police, his minders, &c. There are thousands of pictures of Gazza in circulation. Just try Google Images and count. So why do we need more, now that he’s been prosecuted? As far as I’m aware, judges do not tattoo “drunk and disorderly” onto the faces of the convicted. Indeed, Gazza looked much the same as he emerged from court, as he looked when he walked in, as he look a year ago. Can anyone explain to me the purpose of the unseemly battle for one more picture?

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2 Responses to Paparazzi

  1. Anna says:

    Ugh, I’m so tired of the media pushing all the same stories on us all the time! Like Simon and the pregnant girlfriend. Who cares?!

    • micklively says:

      The more cynically minded might think it’s a ploy to deflect attention away from important news like how they’re spending our money, who they’re waging war against, who they’re selling arms to, &c.

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