Our Coverage Of Brittany Murphy’s Passing And The Criticism That Followed

Brittany Murphy.  Photo: TheInsider.com

Brittany Murphy. Photo: TheInsider.com

I feel that our coverage of Brittany Murphy’s passing has been fair.  We had to bring up the drug rumors of Brittany’s past because it was discussed. At the same time, we provided 3 links to support Brittany Murphy’s mother theory that it could have been linked to her having diabetes type 2.

However, some of you either just looked at the new blurb on Twitter OR did not read the story completely. Laughable.

If you are going to criticize someone, read everything.  Don’t go into it half-assed, so to speak.  I am fairly new to the game but I felt I handled MJ’s passing and the coverage with dignity.  Straight up, there is some crap I HATE reporting on that happened in 2009 such as that Rihanna photo after she was beat up by Chris Brown.  There are many more stories, including the Brittany Murphy story and even news casters after she passed on local news brought up the drug rumors. 

Now, did you criticize your local news for saying that?  Did you call them dicks?  Did you say that they are just reporting on it like that to bring more hits/viewers to their site?  What a bunch of crap and I find it laughable and hypocritical.

It would be easy to be a snarky, self absorbed entertainment blogger.  To bad-mouth every single celeb out there n play favorites.  My “hits” and notoriety would be bigger if I went that way, but I haven’t.  It makes the struggle harder, but I feel I have my integrity.

When we have stories such as Tiger Woods and now the passing of a young actress, the hits are higher and comments are more  then days where we report on Lady Gaga taking care of her fans and other heartwarming stories.  For those that criticize, I think that says a lot more about you than me.-Dr.FB



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  • Montana
    Posted at 09:03h, 10 May

    The killers was the Hollewood

  • Georgie
    Posted at 07:46h, 24 December

    Keep doing what you do, all’s good 😉 X

  • Nadia
    Posted at 07:41h, 24 December

    @ Billy : what the hell are u doing in here if u think “it is a site devoted 2 the perpetual invasion of other humans privacy”??
    “As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints. ~Charles Caleb Colton”
    If u dont like what is written on this site just dont visit it!! simple as that! Or if u think u can do better? Well be my guest & show us how u think it should be done! if not, just fill in the blancs well u can guess the rest
    I like it this site Doc!! keep the news coming !
    Big hug & merry Christmas

  • JoshS
    Posted at 10:46h, 23 December

    Keep up the great work Doc. I think it is sad that a talented actress like Brittany died so young. It is coming out that it might have been prescription drugs that killed her. It is sad that so many talented actors have problems that require the use of drugs to get them through life. You would think that with the amount of success they have they would have a natural high since everything should be going for them. But it seems that they have the same problems as everyone else except it is magnified because of public scrutiny.

  • billy
    Posted at 08:48h, 23 December

    Integrity?? That’s laughable on a site devoted to the perpetual invasion of other humans’ privacy.

  • Moni
    Posted at 01:21h, 23 December

    Amen Doc…keep up the good work and the good foot!

  • Amalia
    Posted at 20:57h, 22 December

    “I don’t care what people may say. I ain’t going to let it ruin my day. The best remedy for a pocket full of lies is …….. FUNK!

    Sorry. I couldn’t help myself. Keep doing what you do. You must have made some impact if you have gotten under their skin so much. Too bad!

  • NuEarth
    Posted at 18:36h, 22 December

    Thank U 4 telling the truth. U keep it real.

  • kenni
    Posted at 16:44h, 22 December

    Doc FB I’ve never hesitated to thank you for your hard work, your fairness, and most of all you bring “truth” /the facts as presented. You’ve never hesitated to make corrections and or misinformation that was passed on. Dr. don’t lose sight of the reason why you started up this site….we love you and God Bless you always.

  • Presence2power
    Posted at 16:16h, 22 December

    I feel fortunate enough to have found you. Your site is the primary site I visit for all of my daily Hollywood and Prince updates. I have found your reporting clear, objective and at the tip of the spear.

    Your work is valuable and appreciated. Thank you for the good effort you put forth. I know I could not do it with the integrity you bring to your blog.

    Have a great holiday and a tremendous 2010. I will keep reading!!!!


  • LadyFingers607
    Posted at 14:59h, 22 December

    From my perspective, you’ve always shown restraint in reporting malicious gossip and/or innuendo Doc. I think you handled Brittany’s passing very nicely and I respect you for it.

  • PFL
    Posted at 14:22h, 22 December

    … if the facts can be presented when it comes to news and “personal feelings or points of view” can be kept out then you have my attention. I like your work Doc FB

  • Digital Creator
    Posted at 13:47h, 22 December

    All hail Dr. FB!

  • ertccty
    Posted at 13:44h, 22 December

    It is always easy for them to lash out somewhere online because many times they don’t show their face!But people are very quick to judge and I feel sorry for those people because they are missing out on alot of great opportunities and people in life.Plus the fact that many of them just can’t help themselves from bein hateful and negative.As you know not everyone may like the stories from time to time.You know the saying”everyone has an opinion” lol And you can’t please everyone all of the time.So you will receive the good,the bad & the ugly!Just part of the job unfortunately.Go on ,brush it off. 🙂

  • Charlie
    Posted at 12:57h, 22 December

    Right on Doc, keep it classy.
    Great job keeping it human in Hollywood.

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