Why do the media tend to over-dramatize and emphasize crimes committed by movie stars?
Finally, the "rich and famous" can no longer hide behind their celebrity status to avoid criminal punishment. In the past, the general rule of thumb was that stars would face sentences that were more lenient than the average person. Now Lady Justice is not ignoring the rich and famous or succumbing to their connections. However, the media coverage these stars are getting is basically free, major promotional advertising.
I believe that many stars' court cases, such as Jim Bakker, Leona Helmsley and Rob Lowe, deserve mention in the media, but nowhere near the extent they got. It is good to know that the rich and famous are no longer getting away with crimes, but is it really necessary to interrupt television programs to find out the verdict in Zsa Zsa Gabor's case?
Due to all the publicity Zsa Zsa received, she has now moved up from the "Who Cares?" list in Hollywood to the "Who's Who" list.
I think the media should learn not to over-publicize these celebrity cases as much as they do or start charging these stars for the major advertising they are receiving!
JILL C. WRIGHT