Do you buy OK, or any other gossip mags?

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Found 19th Mar 2009
If so, why? Do you approve of what they print (for you to buy and read)?

Do you feel guilty?

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why would you feel guilty? At the end of the day most of what is written is what is put out by the celebs PR's.

I dont buy them myself, i find them as boring as hell

Gossip mags have to be the most pointless, soul-destroying wate of paper ever, IMHO! :thumbsup:

Noooooooooooooo i hate celebrity gossip with a vengance

No, I don't buy them, but where I work we sell them and if any left over at the end of the week we can take them home. Which I do, I just flick through them and pass them on. They are basically rubbish !

Sloth/Mod

What's this? A one man moral crusade?

Why should anyone on here have to justify what they do, buy, read, vote etc to you?

I think you need a new hobby :roll:

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Syzable;4681359

What's this? A one man moral crusade?Why should anyone on here have to … What's this? A one man moral crusade?Why should anyone on here have to justify what they do, buy, read, vote etc to you?I think you need a new hobby :roll:



No moral crusade. People's morality is their own to decide.

I just like to see what people think, see some views that aren't my own.

Apologies if my threads have distressed you.

Syzable;4681359

What's this? A one man moral crusade?Why should anyone on here have to … What's this? A one man moral crusade?Why should anyone on here have to justify what they do, buy, read, vote etc to you?I think you need a new hobby :roll:



Hit the nail on the head there Sy :thumbsup:

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FilthAndFurry;4681372

No moral crusade. People's morality is their own to decide.I just like to … No moral crusade. People's morality is their own to decide.I just like to see what people think, see some views that aren't my own.Apologies if my threads have distressed you.



Haven't distressed me at all.........i just personally think you are either very bored or sad. :thumbsup:

Syzable;4681384

Haven't distressed me at all.........i just personally think you are … Haven't distressed me at all.........i just personally think you are either very bored or sad. :thumbsup:



Bit intense!

i buy some every week for my wife why are they so wrong? my wife is a very intelegent woman who has nearly finnished her law degree and she reads them every week and yes we both joke that they are dribble but it is a form of escapeism and in a way a good way to be nosey about peoples lives people shouldnt take them seriously and before anyone comments she is intelegent not me so much so yeah i am aware of my spelling ok

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Syzable;4681384

Haven't distressed me at all.........i just personally think you are … Haven't distressed me at all.........i just personally think you are either very bored or sad. :thumbsup:



Not particularly bored, easily distracted. I wasn't sad, but I am now. I never thought my enjoyment of debate and articulating my views was something to be ashamed of.

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FilthAndFurry;4681436

Not particularly bored, easily distracted. I wasn't sad, but I am now. I … Not particularly bored, easily distracted. I wasn't sad, but I am now. I never thought my enjoyment of debate and articulating my views was something to be ashamed of.



Debating is fine but the comments about feeling guilty are unnecesary as it implies that people are doing wrong by buying it.

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grahamh1981;4681414

i buy some every week for my wife why are they so wrong? my wife is a … i buy some every week for my wife why are they so wrong? my wife is a very intelegent woman who has nearly finnished her law degree and she reads them every week and yes we both joke that they are dribble but it is a form of escapeism and in a way a good way to be nosey about peoples lives people shouldnt take them seriously and before anyone comments she is intelegent not me so much so yeah i am aware of my spelling ok



I personally think they reduce the people in them to being less than human - people we can make judgments on based on the poor journalism and vindictive attitudes of the magazines.

They reduce death to an inconvenience, because it falls outside their printing schedule.

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Syzable;4681447

Debating is fine but the comments about feeling guilty are unnecesary as … Debating is fine but the comments about feeling guilty are unnecesary as it implies that people are doing wrong by buying it.



Asking if someone feels guilty is not the same as telling people they should do.

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FilthAndFurry;4681461

Asking if someone feels guilty is not the same as telling people they … Asking if someone feels guilty is not the same as telling people they should do.



It implies............after reading your other comments/threads there is always a undercurrent of opinion tucked away.

Anyway........i'll leave you to it and hope you achieve what you are looking for in the thread. :thumbsup:

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and we all know where this is gonna end up

FilthAndFurry;4681451

I personally think they reduce the people in them to being less than … I personally think they reduce the people in them to being less than human - people we can make judgments on based on the poor journalism and vindictive attitudes of the magazines.They reduce death to an inconvenience, because it falls outside their printing schedule.



to a degree i agree with you however it is up to indivduals who read the mags to decide what they choose to acept as fact from any form of journalism this by what you say would include all forms of media including new on the t.v and broadsheets they are all guilty of having artistic license with what they print or say so should we all feel guilty about taking notice of any forms of media that is a weak disscusion in my view.

Syzable;4681490

It implies............after reading your other comments/threads there is … It implies............after reading your other comments/threads there is always a undercurrent of opinion tucked away.Anyway........i'll leave you to it and hope you achieve what you are looking for in the thread. :thumbsup:



rep added to ya syzable

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grahamh1981;4681577

to a degree i agree with you however it is up to indivduals who read the … to a degree i agree with you however it is up to indivduals who read the mags to decide what they choose to acept as fact from any form of journalism this by what you say would include all forms of media including new on the t.v and broadsheets they are all guilty of having artistic license with what they print or say so should we all feel guilty about taking notice of any forms of media that is a weak disscusion in my view.



I agree that all news reports will have a degree of bias or sensationalism, but they're not entirely predicated on that notion (except Fox News perhaps).

The raison d'être for these magazines is to pry into people's lives, sometimes with their blessing, sometimes not.

I think when you pronounce a woman dead, before she's died that takes it to a whole new level.

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Syzable;4681490

It implies............after reading your other comments/threads there is … It implies............after reading your other comments/threads there is always a undercurrent of opinion tucked away.Anyway........i'll leave you to it and hope you achieve what you are looking for in the thread. :thumbsup:



An undercurrent of opinion - not to start a debate when one isn't necessary but there's always an undercurrent of opinion in even the most banal of statement.

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Syzable;4681490

It implies............after reading your other comments/threads there is … It implies............after reading your other comments/threads there is always a undercurrent of opinion tucked away.



FilthAndFurry;4681624

I think when you pronounce a woman dead, before she's died that takes it … I think when you pronounce a woman dead, before she's died that takes it to a whole new level.



and there it is

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sassie;4681632

and there it is



I thought I was presenting my views in a non-confrontational manner.

I could have said that anyone reading these magazines is complicit in the reducing of a woman's death to nothing more than a way to sell advertising - a sandwich board on a coffin, if you will.

I didn't though, and I can't see that I will.

sassie;4681632

and there it is



lol

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so this is about one story, naff all to do with anyone buying magazines, my finger is already hovered over the spam button and i will continue to spam these sorts of threads

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sassie;4681670

so this is about one story, naff all to do with anyone buying magazines, … so this is about one story, naff all to do with anyone buying magazines, my finger is already hovered over the spam button and i will continue to spam these sorts of threads



It's about a trend that has been going on for a while now, this is just the newest example.

If you feel the need to click spam then do. If you have an opinion, any opinion, then go for it.

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my opinion is magazines are only doing what you are doing, but getting paid well for it, maybe you should think on

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sassie;4681691

my opinion is magazines are only doing what you are doing, but getting … my opinion is magazines are only doing what you are doing, but getting paid well for it, maybe you should think on



The people who write these articles aren't that well paid. But that ignores the motives behind it.

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FilthAndFurry;4681704

The people who write these articles aren't that well paid. But that … The people who write these articles aren't that well paid. But that ignores the motives behind it.



pmsl, a bit like yaself then

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sassie;4681707

pmsl, a bit like yaself then



In what way? My focus is entirely on the motives behind them. But you're correct, I don't get paid to do this.

I don't read them and I disapprove of them.

The only places I've flicked through a kind of gossip mag have been the doctors' surgery and my parents' house, and both should know better.

My mother knows I disapprove of her reading habits (Hello and The Daily Mail - shamefu!), and I've also mentioned the surgery's 'library' to my doctor, who nodded and laughed..

To read on toilet..

Liddle ol' me;4681792

I don't read them and I disapprove of them. The only places I've flicked … I don't read them and I disapprove of them. The only places I've flicked through a kind of gossip mag have been the doctors' surgery and my parents' house, and both should know better.My mother knows I disapprove of her reading habits (Hello and The Daily Mail - shamefu!), and I've also mentioned the surgery's 'library' to my doctor, who nodded and laughed..



how much time you got on your hands to notice or bring it up with your doctor i bet it was a "polite" laugh then he sent you away with your meds lol

grahamh1981;4681890

how much time you got on your hands to notice or bring it up with your … how much time you got on your hands to notice or bring it up with your doctor i bet it was a "polite" laugh then he sent you away with your meds lol



how much time have you got on your hands to notice my comment and type your response here?

other points (since I've got time on my hands) (1) the doctor was a she (2) I didn't get any meds, and (3) the doctor in question is also my mixed-doubles partner at our tennis club

Liddle ol' me;4681929

how much time have you got on your hands to notice my comment and type … how much time have you got on your hands to notice my comment and type your response here? other points (since I've got time on my hands) (1) the doctor was a she (2) I didn't get any meds, and (3) the doctor in question is also my mixed-doubles partner at our tennis club



err how nice for you. why did you feel the need to tell me that ? err and yeah today i dont have anything more pressing to be done so i am taking some me time it is quite nice i do beleive i may go down to my working mens club later on you pompus parsnip!!!

grahamh1981;4682009

err how nice for you. why did you feel the need to tell me that ? err and … err how nice for you. why did you feel the need to tell me that ? err and yeah today i dont have anything more pressing to be done so i am taking some me time it is quite nice i do beleive i may go down to my working mens club later on you pompus parsnip!!!



Ah, I see you have some kind of class hate/envy. Not very healthy you know. Shall I book an appointment with my sister - gratis of course - who is a psychologist? She might be able to help you talk through some of your issues :-D

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starsparkle2311;4682061

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sassie;4682070

and away it goes



Pure love from this direction. No kicking off from here sassie, dinny worry ;-)

Liddle ol' me;4682055

Ah, I see you have some kind of class hate/envy. Not very healthy you … Ah, I see you have some kind of class hate/envy. Not very healthy you know. Shall I book an appointment with my sister - gratis of course - who is a psychologist? She might be able to help you talk through some of your issues :-D



can i have an appointment ?lol.....i've developed an urge to analyse everything when i come on this site ...(only kidding) but what's wrong with everyone lately ? a very suspicious bunch on here of late!

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Liddle ol' me;4682122

Pure love from this direction. No kicking off from here sassie, dinny … Pure love from this direction. No kicking off from here sassie, dinny worry ;-)



so no chance of a free sitting for me then ya dopey parsnip (that should do it)

Liddle ol' me;4682055

Ah, I see you have some kind of class hate/envy. Not very healthy you … Ah, I see you have some kind of class hate/envy. Not very healthy you know. Shall I book an appointment with my sister - gratis of course - who is a psychologist? She might be able to help you talk through some of your issues :-D


no no class hate/envy just dislike people who feel the need to tell others what they have / havent got or what there status is and tell your sister i said well done its hard getting through uni and everything so to come out of it with a good job is allways nice for people.
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