Friday, June 10, 2005

Bonnie Fuller's Haunting Silence


(image via ISurvivedBonnie)

Medialifemagazine runs an interesting interview with our favorite untamed media shrew, the notorious Bonnie Fuller. The Corsair pass over in bemused silence the all-too-easy throwaway line "David Pecker ... in growth mode," because, quite frankly, erections are a personal matter, and if high circulation rates are David's own private Viagra, well (sotto voce): so much the better.

But we digress. The subject is Star Magazine, an institution which is not above outright stealing from this blog and not even bothering to apologize. The interview with Fuller begins with a series of ah, eccentric answers, like the promise that Star Magazine will "focus on strong and aggressive reporting, the kind of reporting that enabled it to break stories like the O.J. Simpson shoe." (Averted Gaze; Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment) Then, all of a sudden, like a bolt from the blue, as the interview was winding down, things got rather ... "saucy":

"Medialifemagazine: You have a reputation for being a demanding, hard-to-please boss. There was even an active 'I Survived Bonnie' Yahoo! Group where your former employees griped about their experiences working for you. Are you really as tough as they say you are?

"Bonnie Fuller: [no comment]"

Oh, come on wee Bonnie lass, enquiring minds want to know.

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