I've always found it highly irritating that there seems to be a tradition in England which makes me ashamed to say I was born here. Why is it that the media heralds specific people, such as Morrissey, but the moment they do something slightly controversial or different they slate and ruin them every chance they get. I mean, you read one article praising Moz for one thing, then condemning him the next. They are so two faced and it really frustrates me! I mean, look at Amy Winehouse; she was praised at the start, then shamed because she did drugs and then just because she died she was accepted back by the press and they built her up to be a huge icon which, (although I find her a great singer) she sadly wasn't for the majority of people. Most irritatingly of all is of course, the fact that people blindly take what is read in the papers as gospel over the actual people involved themselves.
Anyway, I was just wondering what your take on this is and if it is just the British media, or if that's the way it is done everywhere?