ONLY in Los Angeles can someone brag about not reading the newspapers. For instance, Jennifer Aniston. She tells Donny Deutsch on CNBC tonight she avoids all gossip about her breakup with Brad Pitt and her torrid romance with Vince Vaughn: "It's a better way to live, because what you don't know, don't hurt ya." Ignorance is bliss for Aniston. "I don't read it and don't look at it," she says. "It's actually easier than you think . . . I don't live in a city where I'm walking by newsstands . . . I'm in a car driving by them . . . I just don't pay attention. It's also the rule among my friends and family."
Ha ha. Only in LA. Those Hollywood numbskulls!
A few weeks ago, George W. Bush noted during an interview that while he glances at newspaper headlines, he “rarely” reads the actual articles because “A lot of times there’s opinions mixed in with news.” So where does he get his info? Bush said he prefers to be briefed by White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. “The best way to get the news,” he explained, “is from objective sources. And the most objective sources I have are people on my staff who tell me what’s happening in the world.” Lately Bush also has been warning the American public not to pay attention to other sources, such as journalists who report that all is not going well in the land of occupation. “We’re making good progress in Iraq,” Bush said. “Sometimes it’s hard to tell when you listen to the filter.” The filter is Bushspeak for the media.