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  • Smileynate
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    So I’ve been gone from most entertainment sites while in grad school- no cable, the rare movie, etc., but I used to read Deadline.com all the time, especially b/c I enjoyed the insider comments on the articles.

    For the last 6 months, not only has Nikki Finke posted articles painting President Obama as a Hollywood elite (throwing chum to her new shark readers), she seems to have partnered the site with right wing websites, and the comment section is painfully racist, homophobic and aggressively hostile towards anything progressive.  Anyone in the know here on what/why this happened?  I honestly can’t read it anymore.  Thanks! 

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    babypook
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    Hey Smiley! Long time no see here.

    I didnt know this was happening. I’m also not a big fan of bitchy Nikki. Suffice it to say, if you can follow the money trail, you’ll find the answer. It’s almost always about the money. 
    ie: Yes soy is one of the most GMO’d crops around, but who is funding the “soy is bad” (not the organic stuff fella)   campaign? The dairy industry! Lol. Let’s scare those soy milk drinkers back to the commercial, ‘white poison’.
    Anyways, I’ve generally thought of Nikki as ‘right-ish’ all along. Jmho 

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    Smileynate
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    Thanks!  I finally finished law school and took the bar last month, so I’m back to being a 40/hour a weeker, and getting back to things I enjoy.  

    I just saw your response…you should go to the site sometimes.  They post articles following every time Obama has dinner with a celebrity, down to the details of how much each person paid.  They wrote an article because Larry David golfed with Obama.  They intimated that “The Butler” is racist propaganda against white people.  The comments threads, whether a person is politically liberal or conservative are nauseating. When I first started reading the site, I did it because I found the comments to be pretty insightful, but now, it’s offensive.

    And you’re right- it has to be about money!

    Happy to be back. 🙂 

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    I get why some comments might offend you, but why are you annoyed that they post articles about major figures in the entertainment industry throwing fundraisers in their homes for the President of the United States? That’s definitely news for a site that covers the business aspect of showbusiness. The amount of money paid by the attendees is also relevant to the story.

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    uncreativename
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    I read Deadline daily and I really haven’t seen any of what you’re talking about — possibly because I avoid the comments section on most websites (people are idiots) and I just take whatever Nikki says with a grain of salt. She does what she needs to do for traffic and attention; like babypook said…follow the money.

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