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

Brittany Murphy.  Photo: TheInsider.com
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