Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Dear Entertainment Writers/Journalists/Bloggers,

I understand your job is "scoop dependent" and you need eyes on your page to stay afloat.  I appreciate and empathize with your struggle.  It must be very difficult to survive in this competitive, buzz-whore environment. I'm sure you are all good people with lovely families and nice lawn furniture.

But please let me share a basic journalistic fact with you -- Twitter is not a forum for building news stories. You see, they are called "tweets" because they are quick, spontaneous reactions.  Like a bird in flight.  Like a child in the dark.  Like an angry alcoholic without enough coffee.  I'm not sure if you realize this, but 140 characters is not a complete thought.  Most tweets don't have any complete sentences.  Yes, I know it's public domain and on the record, but you see, when the article is filled with only 10% fact, that leaves a lot of room for sensational speculation.  Now, I'm not talking about mentioning tweets in bigger stories to support your idea, that's good and often entertaining journalism.  I'm talking about spinning a headline and creating a slanted point of view based on a single tweet.  C'mon boys and girls, that's just lazy.  

You know, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, I really don't enjoy calling you cunts.  It truly hurts my delicate nature, but unfortunately you keep earning the handle.  So, I implore you, please stop being lazy whores. 

Have a nice day and know that I love you.  Cunts.

Yours in Christ,

Kurt Albert Sutter