Truth Rules

A blog for fans of Clay Aiken. It may take a while but in the end, truth will win out over lies. Keep it clean, no threats ... and if I don't like what you say I own the delete key.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

$10,000.00

First off, thanks to my friend (who knows who they are) for reminding me of how the National Enquirer gets stories. It ain't pretty, but very informative.



Alan Butterfield is a reporter for the National Enquirer - yes, the supermarket tabloid - and is the one who "broke" the gay sex-ring story about Ed Smart and several of his brothers. (Ed Smart is the devoutly Mormon father of kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart.) The story was based on information obtained from unnamed sources. Later it became known that some unnamed sources were paid $10,000 each. In the end, the information proved to be false and two reporters, Kevin Cantera and Michael Vigh of The Salt Lake Tribune, were fired due to their involvement in the fiasco."

Full story is here: Salt Lake Blues

When I hear that $10,000.00 has been offered to any man who will come forward with a story about a gay encounter with a celebrity it does make me suspect the motives of those making the offer along with the veracity of what ever gets printed. When you add in the fact that the offer was made on a hate blog it becomes even more suspect.

Paying for bogus stories is not ethical journalism.





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10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, that was certainly an interesting read. Things just get more curious all the time.

Thanks for putting this information out. I would not have seen this in its original location and neither would have many others.

November 04, 2006 7:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Butty's name mentioned on this?

Butty we are talking about someone of interest;)

November 04, 2006 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$10,000~looks like a whole lot of money when you are thinking about getting it but not so much when it's almost gone. Still, it would buy quite a few Glade air fresheners.

November 04, 2006 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bwaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaa

November 04, 2006 11:41 PM  
Anonymous always and forever loving clay aiken said...

Interesting to find alan butterfield's name in there, isn't it?

(I refuse to capitalize his name as I think he's just as scummy as the rest of the slime we've been introducted to the last few months)

November 04, 2006 11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh dang, I could pay off all my debts with that kind of money. Butty, what's your problem?????


Your poor mom and dad...I'm
sure they might regret that day. God knows I would.

November 05, 2006 12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth isn't the only thing that rules....

.....TRUTH RULES - RULES!!!

November 05, 2006 5:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There you go


I knew you couldn't believe anything those trash tabloids printed.

November 05, 2006 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, the Smart story sure proves that you can't believe anything in the tabloids.

Why isn't someone 'allowed' to have their faith and morals - without someone trying to bring them down? Is it jealousy? Is it insecurity? Is it just plain old bullying - but on an adult scale?

It's petty, it's nasty, cruel and immoral. And I just don't get the mentality of people like that.

And I don't get the mentality of those that buy that kind of 'journalism'.

JP wants to be careful with these stories. This stuff may just come back to kick him in the ass.

November 06, 2006 4:54 AM  
Blogger Oh Crap said...

I hope this DOES come back to kick JP in the ass. In the interim we should be kicking him in the shins.

November 07, 2006 2:14 PM  

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