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Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: samintx
Date: September 30, 2021 09:09AM
I am sorry for Ms Spears but do we need all the news coverage? Solve her problem then one sentence is all we need.
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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 30, 2021 09:11AM
....Toxic.....??



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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 30, 2021 09:19AM
I agree. We have to make room for more 'Where'd the white girl go?' coverage.
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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: September 30, 2021 09:30AM
It's the media's look, look shiny things to distract folks from the
real issues they should be concerned with.
I'll go no farther to keep this from going to the other side.
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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 30, 2021 09:36AM
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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 30, 2021 09:57AM
more carcrashians.
up next, Squid Game.



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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: September 30, 2021 10:26AM
Most news coverage in the US is sensational garbage. They need to maintain ratings in order to get ad revenue.

Newscasters are now hired for their looks not their competency. Of the ones I've watched over the last few years, it's amazing how little they really know and the stupid things they say because of how uninformed they really are. I'm to the point where I watch very little news at all as I don't want to hear their opinions.
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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 30, 2021 10:43AM
.....she is almost free......



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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: September 30, 2021 11:19AM
Depends what you watch.

Watch an hour of CNN and compare the coverage to an hour of local news. Big difference. People complain, but even being generous half the problem is usually their habits versus what’s easily available.

[This is the part where the ‘Oh well, those guys are all biased’ dodge gets dragged out.]



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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: graylocks
Date: September 30, 2021 11:21AM
i keep listening to Britney coverage hoping someone will explain why it matters. The closest i've heard is yesterday where it was noted that over a million people live under conservatorship and the process needs an over haul.

ok. so we're worried about the plight of those living under a conservatorship. I know some may be people with disabilities but for the most part aren't they a fairly privileged lot? Like Brittany with 60 million dollars?

I'm still not getting why I should care or why the hundreds of fans demonstrating for her freedom do care.



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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 30, 2021 12:00PM

you ignore the Voice Of The People
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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 30, 2021 12:24PM
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graylocks
i keep listening to Britney coverage hoping someone will explain why it matters. The closest i've heard is yesterday where it was noted that over a million people live under conservatorship and the process needs an over haul.

ok. so we're worried about the plight of those living under a conservatorship. I know some may be people with disabilities but for the most part aren't they a fairly privileged lot? Like Brittany with 60 million dollars?

I'm still not getting why I should care or why the hundreds of fans demonstrating for her freedom do care.

Her fans and demonstrators are WAY off the deep end... no question there.
However, what I've picked up about the case is concerning, from a civil liberties standpoint.
She is now, and has been for years, a mentally competent adult. For years, she has been unable to spend her own money, to date, to have any health or reproductive freedoms without permission, to make any of her own financial decisions, shopping of any kind has to be "Approved".
She is not allowed to work, to earn money, or to make housing decisions for herself. She is unable to travel.
The list goes on.

Are there MANY, even most, people under conservatorship that are unable (for whatever reason) to make these decisions for themselves? Yes.
In this case, it has taken FAR longer, and FAR more time in court (at enormous expense - and remember, anyone NOT famous would not have been able to engage an attorney to even GET to court) than it should have for someone who was declared competent by experts many years ago.

Britney does not concern me. What concerns me is how many other people are under conservatorship, without anyone to stand up for them, and notice that they are being held indentured (the only difference between their condition and slavery is they cannot be sold) while being ignored by the courts, and being completely competent to manage their own lives.

The fact that it's a spoiled brat of a mediocre entertainer that drove her life off the deep end shouldn't detract entirely from the point that she was lucky enough to be a rich white girl and get a court hearing... who else, who is neither, is being wrongly held in conservatorship?



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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 30, 2021 12:32PM
.....the NY Times did a followup the other day.....in which one of the security people said that her father put listening devices in her home......and in her bedroom........allegedly someone told the security guy to erase a tape......he kept a copy of it......

....if true, there could be charges pending on the person who authorized it (whether it was her father or another person)......



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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: d4
Date: September 30, 2021 01:04PM
You need to change your news outlet.



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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: mattkime
Date: September 30, 2021 01:05PM
At least we're not worrying about whatever dumb thing was said by someone wearing too much bronzer.

Anyway, the story is interesting. I doubt you've gone past the headline.



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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: graylocks
Date: September 30, 2021 01:08PM
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d4
You need to change your news outlet.

Hey, even NPR is covering it plus I'm seeing it on NYT and WaPo.



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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: graylocks
Date: September 30, 2021 01:08PM
. double post.



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Posted by: graylocks
Date: September 30, 2021 01:15PM
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Anyway, the story is interesting. I doubt you've gone past the headline.

At this point the story is interesting to those who are interested in it. I've gone past the headline and the details of how her life has been controlled/manipulated are woeful. But none of the reports are talking about a picture bigger than Brittany's. How about some examples of less fortunate people living with the same restriction. How will the results of this case affect other cases.

The amount of coverage is disproportionate to me given other serious events in the world and since this has been going on since June I'm not just referring to other events like a murdered youtuber and her missing boyfriend.



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Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 30, 2021 01:23PM
The lifestyles and tribulations of "Celebrities" don't interest me unless they've done something worth celebrating. Otherwise its a big snore.

I'd watch the heck out of a film about the search for the Higgs Boson. Dunno who would play my sister, but she would need a lot of nervous energy....
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Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 30, 2021 01:25PM
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samintx
I am sorry for Ms Spears but do we need all the news coverage?

apparently, judging from the thread, we do.



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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: chopper
Date: September 30, 2021 01:41PM
Today's world looks a whole lot like the miserable place in the infamous Apple commercial.

Turn your TV off. The public library is open and books are free to borrow.
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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 30, 2021 01:45PM
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chopper
Turn your TV off. The public library is open and books are free to borrow.

isn't that something Frank Zappa said 50+ years ago?



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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 30, 2021 01:51PM
It's harmless. People enjoy pulp.
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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: September 30, 2021 02:12PM
CA obviously has a different definition of "conservatorship"...in most other states here in the USA that's limited to financial matters.

She was clearly under a full guardianship, no matter what CA calls it.

Dad's now going to have to explain exactly how much he got over the years & justify those amounts...maybe to a jury.



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Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 30, 2021 02:15PM
.....well, the news said her lawyer did something smart.....if they had just ended it, then records would have been sealed......instead they moved it over to an accountant of their choosing and now they can do deep dive into past records.....



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Posted by: vision63
Date: September 30, 2021 02:53PM
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NewtonMP2100
.....well, the news said her lawyer did something smart.....if they had just ended it, then records would have been sealed......instead they moved it over to an accountant of their choosing and now they can do deep dive into past records.....

I'm sure his goldigging goose self is cooked.
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Posted by: kj
Date: September 30, 2021 04:06PM
Same.
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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 30, 2021 05:35PM
yeah let's follow the important stuff instead....


I may be sick...
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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 30, 2021 06:15PM
......already sick......very sick.....



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Re: Stop the Britney coverage. I’ve had enuf.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 01, 2021 02:27PM
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d4
You need to change your news outlet.

Yes. Go to NPR where the readers have better voices and more interesting names.
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