vendredi, juin 15, 2007

Pearls Before Swine

It's what I always say about Angelina Jolie. The global society that is fascinated by her shares a chronic guilt of casting pearls before swine when it comes to this female human, for whom I will not use the title of "a woman".

There's a term used in psychology called Megalomania. Perceived self-importance. It's not too far from narcissism. Most megalomaniacs and other antisocials share a common theme with many criminals - they aren't very smart. They also can't see past their own self importance to read the cues that would indicate others' impressions of them. They'd learn a lot from it if they could. And they'd be pretty embarrassed.

Angelina is attempting to place some pretty severe "restrictions" on the media with regard to her upcoming film about a reporter.

So much so, that reporters are to sign contracts before interviewing her. (Cambodia, anyone???)

So much so, that Fox News will be excluded from being able to interview her. Yep. Compliance. Here's a snippet of that compliance from the contract:
"the interview may only be used to promote the Picture. In no event may Interviewer or Media Outlet be entitled to run all or any portion of the interview in connection with any other story. ... The interview will not be used in a manner that is disparaging, demeaning, or derogatory to Ms. Jolie."

If that wasn't enough, Jolie also requires that if any of these things happen, "the tape of the interview will not be released to Interviewer." Such a violation, the signatory thus agrees, would "cause Jolie irreparable harm" and make it possible for her to sue the interviewer and seek a restraining order.

That's just nice.

Wouldn't you like it if you didn't have to take responsibility for your actions? To be exempt from being asked any questions about something you've delivered and are expecting money for in return? That's the same as saying to your boss, "hey here's what I came up with when you gave me that assignment. Yep this is it. You want to give me feedback? Oh, well, you're going to be limited in what you can discuss with me about it. Sign here".

Isolation from reality. It was a comfy, cozy place for a while I'm sure. Until:
"I am told that USA Today and the Associated Press were among those that canceled interviews, and eventually Jolie scotched all print interviews when she heard the reaction.

"I wouldn't sign it," a reporter for a major outlet said. "Who does she think she is?"

Who does she think she is? Refer to paragraph #2.

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