Cher scholar Robrt sent me this link today: Margaret Thatcher Hashtag Confuses Cher Fans
As I mentioned to him, the headline irks me for two reasons:
- Not only fans were confused, and
- The headline and article play into the media's idea that Cher fans, particularly Americans it pains to point out, are dumb and entertainment-obsessed. Forget the fact that we do give off this impression for a minute. Did you ever see that story about how certain lawyers were asking jury pools if they were Cher fans...because Cher fans are more gullible:
Howard Varinsky, the jury consultant for prosecutors in the Martha Stewart case, who advises potential jurors be asked who their favorite famous person is. Varinsky told Crowley that a person who chooses Ronald Reagan rather than Cher, for example, might be too smart for defense lawyers to accept in a complex case. “In a case where you have a lot of complex information to process, I think you would want somebody who likes Cher.” Source
Cher fans need to do what that New Mexico liscence plate recommended to me last Thursday, Nerd Up!
#nowthatchersdead -- why are those Brits always so verbose anyway?