A new low

Actress Brooke Shields is understandably livid at the National Enquirer, which sent two reporters to the assisted living facility where her mother is staying. The reporters allegedly signed out Teri Shields, who is said to be suffering from dementia, and took her to a nearby restaurant to interview her.

This is a new low in tabloid journalism. How could those reporters have possibly thought it would be okay to do that? They crossed the line, and should be fired immediately. But no, somehow I suspect that they’ll be praised for their ingenuity and told to be more careful not to get caught next time.

I’m not sure what recourse Brooke Shields has in this instance–perhaps she can charge them with attempted kidnapping?–but I hope she pursues this to the fullest extent of the law.

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