Media whores

Here are links to the coverage of yesterday's micro-protest by the Bermuda Sun and the Royal Gazette. Other than the Gazette running a front page photo declaring my employer's name, I think the coverage reasonable.

I thank the Bermuda Sun (who I've been hard on lately) for obscuring my employer's name.

On a related note, while taking issue with the Gazette putting this guy on the front page, I guess I could have used some perspective. Evidently I was a little too close to the subject matter because a number of people have emailed me with the observation that this guy is so clueless that he can't see the irony in holding a sign with the term 'media whore' while media whoring.

While we're on the topic of media whores, I admit that I've probably introduced a new phrase into the local vernacular, but it's not a term I coined; it's been around for awhile in the US - and I admit I have a fond spot for it.

A media whore is essentially someone constantly mugging for the camera:

1. A person who has a psychological need to get into TV, Film, Radio or Print.

2. A person who becomes aroused almost sexually by seeing or hearing themselves or about themselves in the media.

Hence my use of the term; one which, at the risk of stating the obvious, is of course race neutral.

I find it absolutely appropriate in the context I used it (Dr. Brown pre-announcing the PGA Grand Slam event, and Dr. Brown sending out a press release about a funeral he would be speaking at).

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