Stephen King to Media: You're a Joke, Just Admit It

Tells Time to Name Lindsay/Britney People of the Year

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I'm a little late getting to this Time magazine interview with Stephen King, but it's too good not to pass along. King was ostensibly there to do press for "The Mist," but he lays into the media's addiction to ratings and fake news. Because King half-jokingly suggests that Jenna Bush be water-boarded so the White House can figure out whether it's actually torture or not, the interview will probably get the wrong kind of Drudge-related hysteria. But the man still makes some good points. One of many key money quotes:

"Britney Spears is just trailer trash. That's all. I mean, I don't mean to be pejorative. But you observe her behavior for the past five years and you say, "Here's a lady who can't take care of her kids, she can't take care of herself, she has no retirement fund, everything that she gets runs right through her hands." And yet, you know and I know that if you go to those sites that tell you what the most blogged-about things on the Internet are, it's Britney, it's Lindsay. So I think it would be terrific [to have them as TIME Persons of the Year]. There would be such a scream from the American reading public, sure. But at the same time, it's time for somebody to discuss the difference between real news and fake news."
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