Sentinel Rides Charlie Sheen's Media Train

The Charlie Sheen media machine just keeps running -- and it says a whole lot more about the media than it does Charlie Sheen. 
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Answer to the Sun-Sentinel's question: None of the above. (He's a crackhead.)
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​​When a rambling Hollywood drug addict can dominate national and, at times, local news for a week, you know something's wrong. It's like propping up a drunk at a party to see what outrageous thing he'll say next. The ones holding up Sheen now are the producers at CNN, NBC, CBS, and it seems every other media outlet in the United States.

Sheen orchestrated this media campaign, prompting his apparently sane publicist to leave him, so you're not even sure who is using whom the most. But it's demeaning to everyone involved. We've already watched Sheen lose his children -- what next, live coverage of his institutionalization? Many psychologists have opined that he's in a manic phase of bipolar disorder. True or not, you sense there aren't going to be too many real winners here in the end. He talks about tigers, but the hangover's going to be a bear. 

This is a guy who is totally alienated from his family and real friends, has just destroyed a major television show, and has done so many drugs that he's lost his 

teeth. So let's see what he'll say next!

It's not just the national media -- or the always abject Inside Editions of the world -- that have gone gaga over the guy. So has the Sun-Sentinel. Right now, the newspaper's website is veritably soaked in Sheen.

On it's "Hot Topics" running across the top of the website is a link to a viral Sheenpoof video. Also on the page is a headline: "What is Charlie Sheen? A Warlock? A Jet? Part Tiger?"

They've even managed to get some Sheen in their local copy. They even manage to sully a serious and sad story about the body of the mother of the slain Delray Beach siblings having been found in a landfill. In the middle of the online edition of the story, breaking up the copy, is a shameless plug for one of the more problematic Sheen stories.

"Watch this now! Charlie Sheen speaks after kids taken away." 

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Herald succumbs, too
​But it was the Miami Herald that really got embarrassed by the Sentinel's cheap sensationalism. You know how the Herald and the Sentinel (and the Palm Beach Post) engage in the dubious practice of sharing their stories with one another? Well, the Herald picked up the Sentinel story on the Delray Beach murders and gave it prominent posting on its homepage. 

The problem was that the Charlie Sheen stuff was plugged into the copy, so people reading the sad account of the murder of a mother and her children suddenly were hit with this juxtaposition: 

The dead woman is thought to be Felicia Brown, 25, the mother of Jermaine, who was identified through dental records, Guerriero said at a 6 p.m. news conference held on Friday at Delray Beach Police headquarters.

Watch this now! Charlie Sheen speaks out after kids taken away.

She said Ju'Tyra is thought to be Jermaine's sister because of their resemblance and the... 

This jarring mistake caught the eye of readers. The first comment on the story makes mention of it. "What does Charlie Sheen have to do with this case?" the reader asks. 

A Herald staffer responds in the next comment. 

"This article comes from the Sun Sentinel, who we have a partnership with that allows us to share content," he explains. "The promo you're referring to is an automatic function on their site, and when copying the story, I neglected to delete it. The problem has now been fixed."

That didn't stop more complaining from readers, one of whom said the Herald was becoming the worst newspaper he's ever read. 

One thing about the Charlie Sheen media train: You ride at your own risk. 

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Gerald Schwartz
Gerald Schwartz

The Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel and Palm Beach Post are each big enough to rely on their own stories. If anything, they should cooperate and publish one evening newspaper for the three counties and adjacent areas.

Android Phones
Android Phones

Charlie Sheen has lost it and he needs a cooling down period. I think he should go to church to get some redemption.

Guest
Guest

Pardom me again for being a skeptic, as far as Charlie Sheen is concerned. BTW will he be taking along "The Goddesses"? If he goes to Haiti it will be purely a publicity stunt. I don't think he has all his mental capacity. Listening to all his interviews from the recent media frenzy he shows to be on a mainic high and what will come next will be the manic depression. The best and real thing for him would be to send a check to Haiti and then check himself into a hospital.

TruPaul
TruPaul

The E! News crawl just reported that Charlie Sheen has announced that he will be going to Haiti with Penn. You guys were kidding last night, right?

TruPaul
TruPaul

An open note to Lee Aronsohn and Chuck Lorre:

No need for Conchata Ferrel, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones and the rest of the cast a crew to be beating the pavement. After a tragic accident, jammed accelerator in the Mercedes?, Alan Harper comes out of the closet, finds the right guy and Jakes got two daddies. Problem solved.

Christy
Christy

Jim Notter and Charlie Sheen have a lot in common. They are both oblivious to "real life".

unowho
unowho

Off Topic Df3 Glory Monger (Mongo) Det. Curcio has come out of retirement to try and solve the Reyka (BSO) homicide ....AMW last night he does seem to enjoy the attention hopefully he can solve the only unsolved police murder .....From what I remember he was close to the public and gave out his Beeper# to help anyone who might need his guidance or assistance!!!

unowho
unowho

Heres a few Bum ........Chris Fartley ,Dan Jackals, Exposed, Gas X, Bean O, Bf3,...Being exposed is no biggy ...I think everyone should use there names and photos (facebook) we are the Good guys (girls).....PS Mr Sheen is going to start his own show called Charlies Hookers (Angels)

Guest
Guest

Good Morning All!I read that Piers Morgans interviw with Charlie Sheen gave him his higest ratings since his show has been on. Seems like will be seeing a lot of Charle. Sorry Charlie... Glitters is not buying (or cares about)what you're selling.“Fame and riches are fleeting. Stupidity is eternal”

unowho
unowho

Lamberti on AMW (Reyka)

unowho
unowho

Herbie.........Oh Herbie..... !!! Come out Come out wherever you are....

BumFarto
BumFarto

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BumFarto
BumFarto

We here at Winters Cyber Funeral Home have been given permission from the family of Joseph (Bum) Farto to aknowledge, on the family's behalf, your condolences. They are deeply appreciated and the family hopes to be able to respond to you personally in the days and weeks ahead.

We are told that the definative biography of the life and times of Joseph (Bum) Farto was published by the Miami Herald, back in the day when it was a newspaper.

BumFarto
BumFarto

We here at Winters Cyber Funeral Home have been given permission from the family of Joseph (Bum) Farto to aknowledge, on the family's behalf, your condolences. They are deeply appreciative and the family hopes to be able to respond to you personally in the days and weeks ahead. On a less sombre note, trust us, Bum is dead and is stinkin' up the joint as I type.

BumFarto
BumFarto

Now that I have been outed, so to speak, and on the advice of my rakishly handsome 50-something gay (not that there is anything wrong with that) nephew, I must consider another nome de plume. I invite the pulparazzi to name him. The new me writes, “It was a dank and chilly night in Fort Lauderdale as the fog lifted from the Bay and began to envelop the hills of Weston, Tamarac and Plantation. It was a Wednesday evening and the bagmen darted to and fro’ certain that there would not be any more arrests until Monday. No crooked politician is ever arrested on a Thursay or Friday; it ruins the weekend for . . .” My rakishly handsome gay (not that there is anything wrong with that) nephew has already submitted Dashiell Maupin and Armistead Hammett, so you’ve gotta come up with something better than that to win. Oh, the prize: I’ll cook you a pot roast, half Jewish, half Methodist, half druid, half Muslim, maybe a dram of Scotch-Irish on the side.

Tonight, Bum dies almost 15 years after the court declared him dead. Bye, Bum.

BumFarto
BumFarto

If we are going to exile Charlie, I say we put him on the east end of the island. Haiti's got enough trouble.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

The Charlie Sheen train wreck, where every station had an "exclusive" is a sad situation. If the personality were not so public, it's a situation that would have been handled so much more delicately, privately by friends and family who were experiencing the mental unraveling of a loved one.

And I agree with Virgil's, Patti's,other's statements about diverting the public's attention away from the real issues at hand. No coverage. No information. Total ignorance of the masses. I recently saw the new Phil Ochs documentary, and there was more footage of the war in Vietnam in that 97 minutes (and at that period in time) than we see relayed here, where on-line real-time feeds and Twittering can mean instantaneous information. I suppose the latest Charlie Sheen scoop is what the public demands, rather than footage of our two wars.

New point, a tangent of Bob's story: is anyone else as amazed as I in the Miami Herald on-line "journalist's" response? Do journalists (Bob excluded, of course) no longer know how to construct sentences using proper written English grammer?

Dawnmh66
Dawnmh66

Aaaah--Charlie Sheen dominates American media. Look towards the Federal Gov't & CEO's of national news---CREATE THE DIVERSION TO "KEEP THE PEOPLE STUPID".Certainly you all understand "they" need to defocus us from the real terrorists inside our borders-THEY THEMSELVES.

skydove
skydove

Check out btan's post of earlier today. Apparently these guys go way back. It could be Sean Penn's greatest role. & dealing with someone that messed up would require capacities a skillful actor does have and a shrink, however well grounded academically, may not. Sean has every right to take time out from helping the Haitians to help a long-time friend; for all I know, this was his idea. Your suggestion is practical, hence likely to be disregarded.

dr_augusta
dr_augusta

yup, i read that too! kudoes ro charlie!

Patti Lynn
Patti Lynn

Curcio was/is an excellent cop. Good luck John.

Guest
Guest

Bum ....Please don't leave us. I enjoy your comments, humor and "Passion" No one know who you are. There's no need to say good bye. Change you handle ..maybe Bernie Farto

dr_augusta
dr_augusta

Bum,Please send our regards to Cheese fries, Dime, Torts 102, the herb caen entertainment award, So cal girl, MMIII, Dead Norm, Judge Sirica, and Leticia and larrybboy. Unless of course, they are in Haiti with Sean Penn.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

Uh oh. Bummer (so to speak).

I am sorry I killed you, Bum.

Guest
Guest

Good One Bum! Hati needs Charlie Sheen like they need another disaster. I believe he's too self centered and mental to find any empathy or redemption there. As far as I'm concerned he's finished. No ones indispensible. I hope he stays clean and sober and just fades away.

BumFarto
BumFarto

Sorry, Goldi, you made it too easy for me pass it up. Weuns-is is usin' "grammar" nowadays.

(signed)Bum Farto, immediate past-presidentAmericans for Spellcheck

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Bingo! As I've been saying for years, the "conspiracy theorists" are so much closer to the truth than anyone else.

This garbage infotainment is covered because it earns money; that's the official bullshit story.

It's covered because the Establishment treat us like mushrooms. They feed us shit and keep us in the dark. And that is what earns the networks advertising dollars and financial support from the transnationals.

Linda
Linda

You're a perfect example of the dumbing down of America, or maybe you're just a Tea Party member.

dr_augusta
dr_augusta

Exactly skydove. From what I read this was Sean's idea. Apparently Charlie doesn't believe he HAS a problem atthis point in time; ergo no hospital stint for him.

dr_augusta
dr_augusta

make that kudos to charlie! ( sometimes i just type tooo fast!)

unowho
unowho

Buttalks (and smells) ...... LOL

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

I don't know ... I'd recognize that Bum anywhere!

BumFarto
BumFarto

We here at Winters Cyber Funeral Home have been given permission from the family of Joseph (Bum) Farto to aknowledge, on the family's behalf, your condolences. They are deeply appreciated and the family hopes to be able to respond to you personally in the days and weeks ahead.

dr_augusta
dr_augusta

I dunno. I would like to think that no one is beyond redemption.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

Ooops. So what's one spelling error among friends. (MS: we know each other in "real life.)

Bubba
Bubba

The problem with mushrooms (and people who act like mushrooms) is that they like to eat shit and live in the dark.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

Do you think we can open up an on-line Legacy album, so that all of these avatar-wielding commenters can weigh in on your life, times and demise?

btan
btan

I also trust Sean Penn's instincts. Sean has known Charlie forever, and invited him prob because of the redemption factor. (through service, one lives from a higher self)Sean wouldn't do anything to endanger Haiti, which has become his #1 project. And maybe it would be good for Charlie to be around a real, long-time friend who's seen himself the pitfalls of celebrity and living in the public eye.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

MC, with all due respect, there are Charlie Sheen fiascos in the making, the likes of which you cannot even imagine. Shouldn't you attention be poised on that!?! For instance:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Model Citizen
Model Citizen

I'm pretty sure Bum mentioned his real name awhile back. You, on the other hand, must have given it away with context clues, Goldy. Was it intentional?

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

Model C - On that one, Bum is mum.[We know each other ... Bum picked up on something I had written.]Funny that Bum hasn't asked how I figured it out. Yet.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

Ha! You're good. Beat me at my own silly game.Donated it to Habitat. I'm in Hondaville now, baby.Talk to you offline.

BumFarto
BumFarto

LG, I bet we do. How's that green Merc?

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