Friday, July 17, 2009

Thin- or thick-skinned?

No one likes being the brunt of jokes, but it's inevitable when you're in the media spotlight. And believe me, the Osmond family has seen our share of public zingers.

Well, Sarah Palin is in the glare of media -- again. This time because of her resignation.

Now, I'm not going to argue political sides. What I find interesting is what happens when someone becomes a media target.

When a public figure goes under the media microscope, opinion and speculation run rampant across the Internet. And, because the whole story never comes to light at the beginning, questions abound, and people deduce their own viewpoints.

The opinions surface quickly, and people will say anything -- nearly everyone has a blog, Twitter or Facebook account. Unfortunately, not every written word is kind. Oh, the curse of notoriety.


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