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August 20, 2007

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ToomeyBee

Mr. Allman, just discovered your blog with this Merv story last week. Great stuff, very thorough! I will bookmark U!

bojangles

I'd like to see Ms. Guider interviewed somewhere about this story. Not something I would have wanted to deal with right after I got my job, but Ray clearly put her in the hot seat. Bottom line, good writers make people think. Something that you rarely find in HR, imho. She should be thankful. Who knows if anyone will interview her. I haven't seen one thing about this on TV or anywhere since Friday, which is weird, unless i just missed it. Just the random story online is all I've seen. Seemed like a bigger story to me when I first heard about all the goings on, so I expected to see more about it. But I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who finds this whole thing interesting!

Kevin

"Not something I would have wanted to deal with right after I got my job, but Ray clearly put her in the hot seat."

Bojangles: From what I understand, Ms. Guider was hired a couple of weeks ago, but she wasn't scheduled to begin the job formally until next week...which puts her, and the Hollywood Reporter, in an even more difficult position.

Certainly I'd love to talk to her. At the very least, I think the Reporter should issue some sort of statement. Not doing so, in my opinion, is helping to keep the story alive. Combine that with Richmond's public silence, and people, naturally, are going to wonder why everyone has clammed up and gone to ground on this one.

I agree with you; there is a bigger story here, and I'm surprised (well, not actually surprised, but a little dismayed) that there aren't more mainstream outlets chasing it.

ToomeyBee

Was there ever anyone big out there - TV, etc. - talking about this? Curious. I haven't seen anything about Guider or a statement from the HR either. Nothing? Makes you wonder if the Governator or Merv's big $$ is involved somehow, putting the squeeze on the major media, threatening them to cause a slew of advertiser pullouts if this thing is legitimately reported.

ToomeyBee

Actually, that would be a funny byproduct of Mervgate......if someone started a blogospheric investigation about that, trying to figure out if Arnold was involved w/the whole threat to the reporter, pulling the ad, has he been involved in squashing other media coverage, etc.

I'm just not buying that the MSM just decided this wasn't interesting enough to report on. Not even ET is reporting it, and they've about run out of "exclusive merv footage" overrunning coverage of his death. It's not like they don't have the space. Last night they ran a big breaking exclusive on the "accident on the set!" of Tom Cruise's new movie. The nut of which was that a - it only involved extras (TC wasn't even on set that day); and b - nobody was seriously injured. Now that's a story! (Big whoop.)

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