Ever Wonder Whats Wrong with the Media? Final Footage of Anna Nicole Smith Sells for Over $500,000


If you ever wondered what is wrong with the media, the paparazzi and some people in Paparazzigeneral, all one needs to do is read this story. The last moments of Anna Nicole Smiths final footage was sold for over $500,000. What form of human debris would buy let alone sell someone’s death? Her final moments?  Why don’t these cretins just break into the coroners office and take pictures of her deceased? Could these people possibly have some semblance of humanity? But of course these sick voyeurs could not do such a thing. To bad the media feels the need to pay such a price. The reason they do is because there is an audience for it. What a shame.

We are reminded of Steve Irwin’s recent death by a stingray while filming a documentary. Irwin’s death was caught on film as well. However, his family made sure it was never aired and the tape was destroyed. Some things are not meant for us to see or know. Why people care is an entire other debate. Even with people as public as Anna Nicole Smith she is entitled to some privacy, especially in death.

Emergency responders appear to administer CPR on two separate occasions as the TrimSpa spokeswoman was wheeled out of the hotel on a gurney, according to FOX News Channel producer.

Anna Nicole Smith was a product of the media and to the very end they will exploit this poor woman. She was not perfect, obviously. Honestly, she really deserved no fame. She was famous for being infamous. Maybe this nonsense will end when we, “the collective we” stop putting celebrities on some mythical pedestal. Celebrities, whether they be in music, TV, movies, print … they accomplish and do nothing in life and in return are paid more in a year than any fire-fighter, police officer, teacher, paramedic, soldier in a lifetime.

I think we really have our priorities screwed up and the fact that some bottom feeder photographer can make $500K on a dead person is just wrong. What have we become?

UPDATE I: Here you can watch the video worth $500K


Posted February 8, 2007 by
Celebrity, Media, WTF | 13 comments

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    13 Responses to “Ever Wonder Whats Wrong with the Media? Final Footage of Anna Nicole Smith Sells for Over $500,000”

    1. tuyvnsurvivor on February 9th, 2007 12:15 am

      Absolutely. She was benificiary and victum of a media fantasy. She did so little and dramatized much. Was not right to put Saddams last moments on for entertainment, surely it is not right to do Anna’s.

      Her hometown is not far from me. Interviews of folks in the area have been on local news. Many people are proud to have known her, if they did or not I cannot tell. Then finally a real and believeable interview was on, a cashier working at what looked to be a berger joint, perhaps where Nicole once worked. The cashier was going on about Anna only came to town once, “didn’t do anything for us, didn’t help us out, really didn’t do anything for us”. I thought no, Anna Nicloes life has been enjoyed by everyone but her, maybe her hometown would have offered her the handoutless welcome she could not find elsewhere.

      Media will make loads of money off the hey they bail off her death. Days and days of it. If she deserved it I am not sure, but I am certain we do not deserve it, and best benefit hoping for her peace.

    2. Patti on February 9th, 2007 1:17 am

      Anna Nicole Smith seeked the glamour that, in her mind,
      comes from pictures being taken and everybody talking
      about her business. She thrived on it… letting every-
      one know her intimacy. Playing the part of the dumb blond
      that just couldn’t help the silly situations that she found
      herself in, even to the point of being rediculous. Perhaps,
      for that reason, it is only fitting that there are those
      that want to see her in the most vulnerable of all
      conditions, surrendering to the inevitable.

      As for me, I have no taste for it. In fact, I will go even
      further to say that when I saw her on the tube, I either
      changed the channel or shut it off. I suppose that we
      always have that choice. But, to think that someone paid
      a half a million dollars for a taping of her death, makes
      me wonder what everybody else is watching and why.

      Anna Nicole had no class and neither does her audience.

    3. mayan_moons on February 9th, 2007 1:39 am

      I’ve never watched the reality show she had even one time but i don’t begrudge or berate her either.

    4. mayan_moons on February 9th, 2007 1:43 am

      What i do care about is if foul play is involved with Anna and her son Daniel i want the guilty caught.

    5. Patti on February 9th, 2007 2:11 am

      Ms. Mayan Moons:

      I didn’t mean to sound rude. By all means if there was foul play, everyone deserves to know, especially her family. It does look suspicious, and from what I understand, her family was worried for her. Obviously, they would be in a better position than I to know that; but given her life style, it wouldn’t surprise me either way. She does seem to put herself in aukward positions and maybe her relationship with Howard Stern is, yet, another one of those circumstances. I just wish that we, as a society, were more selective of the people that we idolize… I also wish that there weren’t so much money paid to women, like Anna Nicole, that play the role of the hopelessly out of control woman in distress of her own making. We have a hard enough time being taken seriously in a ruthless world that likes to prey upon the weak.

      I promice to shut up about it now, as I am amuzed to think that a person that I spent very little time thinking about when she was alive is getting so much of my attention in death. No more ranting, from me, guaranteed.

    6. Patti on February 9th, 2007 2:39 am

      I never watched her reality show either, but I lived in Houston when she was going through the lawsuit with her ex-son-in-law. It was the laugh of the town… she was portrayed as a local stripper who struck it rich by marrying an old geezer. Quite comical if you go for that sort of stuff.

      I think she thought he was handsome… and his family
      members were livid! Oh well, all in a day’s work.


      Good Night…

    7. Bodo on February 9th, 2007 4:57 am

      Maybe some day someone will use that authentic film footage for the climactic end of a movie or documentary about this blue-collar class beauty gone cuckoo with ambitions for aristocratic class wealth, glamour and fame, a pretentious rich and famous wannabe whose farm house fashions budget could not satisfy her lust for a millionaire’s couture house fashions lifestyle.

    8. Richard on February 9th, 2007 6:19 am

      The comments above are right on target. Let’s be charitable in our judgements on the deceased; recall the reputed Indian saying that you never judge anyone until you walk a mile in his/her moccasins.

      Look at how screwed up the sudden access of unimaginable wealth left Jack Whitaker, that West Virginia preacher who won what I think was the biggest lottery payout ever.

      I have no sympathy for the life that Ms. Smith led. But I see a kind of parallel to Marilyn Monroe … everyone used and abused her for their own purposes. That’s not to say that Smith was a victim; I suspect that she was not capable of dealing with the wealth that the court gave her.

      But let’s think that there, but for the grace of God, go we.

      And as for the media frenzy … our society seems to have long since lost the sense of decency and shame. The motto today is ‘cashing in.’ Look around you and see its fruits.

    9. Richard on February 9th, 2007 6:20 am

      There’s a question about why the media “cretins” don’t just break into the coroner’s office and take photos.

      Believe me, I bet some are planning to do just that. And some people in the office may well be also.

    10. Miss-Underestimated on February 9th, 2007 8:20 am

      Too bad for that, I doubt that the footage of her being wheeled out will have little effect on the majority of people, I doubt too many ppl will stop what they are doing to watch. The media now offers new definition to ambulance chasers.

      Too bad for Anna the media attention she thirsted for was with her to the end.

    11. Leslie on February 9th, 2007 11:51 am

      I have a prediction; more pictures of ANS, in death, popping up on the front page of the National Enquirer.

    12. da_wench on February 9th, 2007 7:21 pm

      #8 “Let’s be charitable in our judgements on the deceased” – AMEN. All these perfect people talking trash about ANS is very sad.

    13. Patti on February 9th, 2007 8:19 pm

      Da Wench!

      I suppose the comments made by her mother are to be
      considered trashing as well? Is she one of the perfect
      people? Or is she being realistic in summing up the
      problems of her daughter as being that of being a drug

      What would you be saying about her actions if they had
      of been exercised by a man? Is it only wrong for men to
      take advantage of the love-sick elderly to support their
      self-indulgent life of drugs? Is a woman always the
      victim, in your eyes, or do they have a responsibility
      for their actions, as well?

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