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Good morning everybody and welcome to another edition -- FOX News Watch is -- bash.
I'm Jim Pinkerton -- and I'm joined by our friend and throw -- triggered Judy Miller morning Jake good morning -- Look lots of news in the world I think there's something going on Libya that we can be talking about.
But let's face it -- media show here and mean yesterday you saw that news of the passing of one of the great media celebrity's.
Of the twentieth century and a little bit into the -- for century Elizabeth Taylor.
Yes absolutely way ahead of her time.
Well she -- the good life she was 79.
Can't complain about that at nearly a four -- him.
I'll be honest worst minus one our -- back to me and what's actually better and I'm a I'm a baby boomer -- Guerrero.
With news about her including in the pre cable free Internet era.
When -- mean -- the tabloids since -- we're always Liz and Dick Dick and Liz Liz and Dick that is to say Elizabeth Taylor and her two times husband.
Our Richard Burton and -- married twice and throughout the sixties and seventies and -- tumultuous marriage.
Including an important two divorces or it was standard fodder for the tabloids and this is at a time when the tabloid culture hadn't really developed.
The way we think -- now now you go to a -- -- return -- -- -- and passed the magazines and a -- the news are.
-- and people and barely inquirer and introduction a hundred other.
Titles -- sort of coming -- this tabloid culture didn't really exists.
Fifty years ago the way to exist now but really grew up with the career -- him later life -- of Elizabeth Taylor.
And she had -- -- in -- impeccable.
Touch I mean she understood immediately had to get celebrity.
Status how to become a celebrity.
I I also this I have to say as someone who.
Met her during her Washington say is that is why she was the wife of a politician if you -- believe it as a member senator John Warner -- ginger.
She had the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen you could not stop looking at but the guy is.
And I think Elizabeth Taylor made the most.
Very good acting talent -- an extraordinary.
And yeah she understood how to milk the media but come on -- even before or tabloids.
Lists -- mania you have carved by -- with the cult.
This celebrity culture around artists artists always get a pass they're always held a different standards and we're always fascinated by them no matter what the -- That's that's that's exactly right and -- that -- that there's no shortage of magazines do you fan magazines Hollywood celebrities going back to that you know routines and -- -- is the difference -- is a control studios had back then.
Where they can keep secrets and you don't generally air brush the images of the of the actors and and celebrity's involved except little extreme cases -- -- -- study our Google isn't tried for murder.
In the in the 1920s.
Com but by the by this time that Elizabeth Taylor's -- again she was an account backers OK she won two Oscars back in the sixties so you know nobody can say that she was just you know let her -- -- at all.
But -- My that by about 1988 years so her movie career -- essentially ended.
And she spent the last 31 years reliance -- -- Being famous for being -- -- -- -- -- good causes like fighting games -- guy exactly and she was also -- selling perfume and and jewelry which as you know America is that you know making a living is actually getting rich is certainly part of the plan.
Come back but she was a type and again I think that now when you realize that television is cluttered up with people who you really can't figure out what they ever did.
-- -- that -- know that the card academic counselor.
Com and get their famous and they're rich candidate they charge million dollars a -- nightclub for one night just to picture taken.
Armed Elizabeth Taylor kind of pioneered that kind of celebrity -- what are.
And again whatever she needed a dose of celebrity.
She would go spend time with Michael Jackson you know just so they consider.
Both -- which there's famous a little more and maybe maybe longer hitters and since -- Taylor it was quite -- Current and -- she was sort of the pioneering.
She wasn't I don't know whether Elizabeth Taylor twittered but I do.
Should I -- know that the great gray lady of the New York Times felt compelled to put her a beautiful picture of her from Beverly high of her beauty.
Above the fold on a day that had more news and we knew what to do with that says something I think she accomplished something that was beyond the imagination of -- -- -- She she let ABC news exhibit to listen to his credit -- get -- and now we -- Elizabeth Taylor midpoint of the phenomenon.
I don't I don't think either of us think.
That compare -- the other important news she's all that important -- is more of a media story than that are real stories if you will.
Our discredit NBC news last last night -- with you know radiation -- -- and -- -- to Libya so that some of the news.
Outlets are being more sober minded about this but let's face it.
The New York Times has so few papers would hurt them and so they think that Elizabeth Taylor -- -- Up above the fold will sell papers and so newsstand copies and get collects that I guess that's the way what is what I guess maybe that's why didn't -- Yeah actually it's for the money.
The big advocate.
Before we reveal much better and total financial discussion -- -- Judy thank you.
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