MediaTakeOut.com has some SAD NEWS to report. Beyonce just got herself into some MESS!!!
Here's what happened. On New Year's Eve, Beyonce was paid a reported $2 million to perform at a "private" event in St. Barts.
That "private" event, MediaTakeOut.com confirmed from a party guest (who is also a celebrity), was held by the Khadafy family - the ruling family of Libya. As you may recall Khadafy and his family are accused of funding terrorists throughout the globe. And they accepted responsibility for the bombing of an airline flight - killing hundreds of people.
Now how do we know that Bey's in TROUBLE on this one. Well because, DOZENS of reporters - mostly from right wing news agencies, reached out to MediaTakeOut.com for information.
Folk I was frankly shocked to see that this particular Negro website reported it. It is not like them to give evil right wingers like your truly news about black folks fit to smear across the web.
A public service from you friendly neighborhood negro… “house nigger” to some but screw em! I monitor the Negro sites so you don’t have too…
I posted a link to this a few days ago but this is getting more play...
U.S. television networks blur policy of not paying for interviews: report
U.S. television networks are vying for access to accidental celebrities and photos.
Three of the past month's accidental celebrities - Jasper Schuringa, the Dutch tourist who helped thwart an attack on a Detroit-bound plane; David Goldman, who took a custody fight for his son to Brazil; and the White House party-crashing Salahis - have either sought or received goodies from TV networks eager to hear their stories.
Schuringa gave interviews to outlets that had agreed to purchase blurry cell phone images he'd taken of a man who authorities say tried to use explosives to take down the plane. Goldman and his son accepted NBC's offer of a ride home from Brazil on a charter airplane.
Representatives for Michaele and Tareq Salahi, who embarrassed the Obama administration by sneaking into a state dinner, were reportedly seeking six-figure bids from networks to tell their story.
"I don't know if people would have thought of that in the past," said Andy Schotz, head of the ethics committee for the Society of Professional Journalists. "But now often the first thing people think of is to get a publicist, a lawyer and an agent and figure out how to make money" from instant notoriety, he said.
The society condemned NBC for "checkbook journalism" with the Goldman trip. NBC said it had already chartered a plane to bring its personnel back from Brazil, and Goldman's lawyer said the invitation was accepted so father and son could avoid being accosted by multiple camera crews on the way home.
But NBC took multiple pictures and interviewed Goldman on the plane before his exclusive interview for the morning news show "Today"with Meredith Vieira. And the network seems immune to the industry's financial troubles: A chartered jet from Brazil to New York would cost about US$90,000, according to Blue Star Jets, a New York-based charter company. Going commercial, a coach seat runs under US$1,400.
Policies against paying for interviews are in place to avoid distorting the news. The concern is that news subjects will change their stories to make them more valuable or please those who paid them.
Evasion efforts seem centered primarily on ultra-competitive morning news shows and prime-time magazines. These outlets now fight for stories that might have been considered tabloid fodder years ago, often against Web sites or other outlets that won't hesitate to pay for an interview or information.
News organizations now frequently pay interview subjects for the use of personal photos or videos. Both CNN and ABC paid for a Schuringa photo, reportedly thousands of dollars, and insisted they were not paying for an interview. Yet the Web site Gawker.com said Shai Ben-Ami, a Schuringa friend who was helping arrange media appearances, made it clear the Dutch hero wouldn't speak to an outlet that didn't buy rights to a photo. Ben-Ami would not comment to The Associated Press.
It's an increasingly easy dodge in these days of cell phone cameras, when there are usually visual images available to accompany an interview.
Morning shows will often bring an interview subject to New York and cover expenses. (It's not payment for an interview, but it can be a nice vacation.)
Networks can skirt ethics policies by putting their entertainment divisions in charge of an interview, said Nicolla Hewitt, a longtime network news booker. These would seem most likely in cases involving major celebrities. "Do I think it's right? No," Hewitt said. "But is it the new reality? Yes."
Paul Friedman, a veteran news executive and CBS News senior vice president, said there's a generational change with more people in the industry who argue that the old standards are too rigid.
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