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Thread started 05/01/16 4:41am

Pokeno4Money

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Am I the only one that hates going to grocery stores right now?



So yesterday I go grocery shopping here in the states, and this is what I see next to every checkout/register in the store: Three side-by-side magazines with Prince on the cover.

It would be comical if it wasn't so damn disrespectful:






How can these publications get away with making such definitive (not speculative, but definitive) statements without any proof? How I wish Prince was still alive to sue their asses!!

Hopefully none of us have bought these particular magazines or will buy the same publications in the future, they sure as hell don't deserve our money.

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Reply #1 posted 05/01/16 4:43am

weirdozmedia

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Apparently there's no libel laws protecting the deceased in most states, so the tabloids are running wild.

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Reply #2 posted 05/01/16 4:44am

destinyc1

No i hate it.All these lies to sell papers.The enquire said bad things then at the bottom it said 6 page special edition his life in photo's.Give us a break.

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Reply #3 posted 05/01/16 4:50am

DoItAllNight4U

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Pokeno4Money said:



So yesterday I go grocery shopping here in the states, and this is what I see next to every checkout/register in the store: Three side-by-side magazines with Prince on the cover.

It would be comical if it wasn't so damn disrespectful:






How can these publications get away with making such definitive (not speculative, but definitive) statements without any proof? How I wish Prince was still alive to sue their asses!!

Hopefully none of us have bought these particular magazines or will buy the same publications in the future, they sure as hell don't deserve our money.

Wait wtf that supposed last photo of P from "National Shitquirer" is bullshit LMAO that photo is from 2009-2010

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Reply #4 posted 05/01/16 4:54am

Pokeno4Money

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weirdozmedia said:

Apparently there's no libel laws protecting the deceased in most states, so the tabloids are running wild.


Defamation should apply regardless of whether the defamed is alive or not, that's my opinion. A person's reputation has value and should be protected, even in death.

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Reply #5 posted 05/01/16 5:04am

LittleMissStra
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Those magazine covers are horrible sad sad But I have sadly seen this online as well, not just grocery stores. Gossip even in newspapers writing shit.

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Reply #6 posted 05/01/16 5:51am

Pokeno4Money

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It's almost like the three magazines got together in advance to decide who will be going with each angle, so as not to duplicate headlines. I'm no conspiracy theorist, but it seemed really odd that they each had a different "reason" for his death. Maybe two or three of the magazines are affiliated with each other?

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Reply #7 posted 05/01/16 5:56am

alphastreet

No love, it's totally normal. I could not do it when mj died either and felt I was going nuts cause there was no way to get away from it. It's kind of like that right now too though he's getting better treatment in comparison and the credit he deserves for music .

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Reply #8 posted 05/01/16 6:49am

Aerogram

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PRINCE WAS ABDUCTED BY ALIENS!

PRINCE KIDNAPPED BY RUSSIAN MAFIA!

PRINCE JOINED CLOISTERED CATHOLIC MONASTERY!

PRINCE DIED OF EBOLA!

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Reply #9 posted 05/01/16 6:58am

Aerogram

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PRINCE WAS ET, PHONED HOME

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Reply #10 posted 05/01/16 8:45am

3rdeyedude

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Had the same feeling at a supermarket the other day. And it got real bad because I saw someone buy a copy of the Inquirer right next to me. I almost said something to her. But she was old and probably stupid so I decided against it. Even the Newsweek edition that is all dedicated to Prince has a rushed sort of feeling to it. As if they called "first".

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Reply #11 posted 05/01/16 10:08am

alphastreet

3rdeyedude said:

Had the same feeling at a supermarket the other day. And it got real bad because I saw someone buy a copy of the Inquirer right next to me. I almost said something to her. But she was old and probably stupid so I decided against it. Even the Newsweek edition that is all dedicated to Prince has a rushed sort of feeling to it. As if they called "first".

Be blessed for your filter, cause I went off on a bandwagon mj fan in a lineup when I was upset then altogether avoided grocery stores for a bit :*(

[Edited 5/1/16 10:10am]

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Reply #12 posted 05/01/16 11:01am

XrayTed

Bound to be a feeding frenzy in a case like this - They strike while the iron is hot, and the off the hook interest will quickly fade within weeks.

The National Enquirer has been sued so many times in the past that years ago they tightened up on their sources, and while not "reliable" per se, and probably the most reliable of the bunch. They have successfully defended themselves against many suits, so they must not be pure trash like most others.

As others have noted, the bar is lowered in cases of the deceased, with the argument being that it is impossible to defame the dead. I remember Stalins grandson tried suing in Europe some years back about Stalin being called a mass murderer and the EU courts shot it down.

I think some states make exceptions for minors, with parents being allowed to sue ,,, And also, they have to be caseful the defamation doesn't spill over to living family, friends and associates who most certainly can sue.

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Reply #13 posted 05/01/16 11:18am

meagemini2

Nope. You are not the only one. So disrespectful, but what's most disturbing is that

people will actually pay for these rag mags. sad

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Reply #14 posted 05/01/16 11:22am

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Pomogranites are purple? Yea, I get it.

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Reply #15 posted 05/01/16 11:24am

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There are cheaper ways to wipe your asses.

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Reply #16 posted 05/01/16 11:27am

FUNKNROLL

How can they get away with this? Short answer: The legal system.

I was curious, did some research and posted details here...

http://prince.org/msg/7/424273

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[Edited 5/1/16 11:29am]

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Reply #17 posted 05/01/16 11:45am

trc1

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I refuse to even acknowledge that they exist. I have mags with P on the cover prior to his death and plan to keep it that way.
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Reply #18 posted 05/01/16 11:54am

teezee

Disgusting. Shameless. Urrggghhh
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Reply #19 posted 05/01/16 12:07pm

Skylightt

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I haven't been to the grocery store recently so I haven't seen it. However I have seen all of the online pages being posted everywhere. neutral It is annoying and extremely disrespectful but that's what tabloids do. Plus, as a fan of another artist who the tabloids made a habit of ripping into, I'm kind of used to it. Within the next couple of weeks or months they'll likely move on to something else.

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