The Political History of the World

the history of the nineties -The Tabloid Decade – part III

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 She knows that. I know she’s a liar I know she has no credibility. A gunman on the loose in a quiet coastal town by morning 22 people were dead

A year later the prosecutor started looking into Joey again after one of his former employees came forward to say that Joey had bragged about having sex with Amy when she was 16. An investigation proved that he had and he was charged with nearly 20 offenses but as part of a plea agreement Joey finally admitted to having sex with the underage team and pleaded guilty to just one count of statutory rape.

Joey sentencing hearing was no different than any other part of the story the media circus reassembled outside the courthouse where it was taking place no fewer than 14 satellite trucks lined the streets dozens of reporters including Geraldo Rivera attended many outlets carried the hearing live.

A New York times article about the hearing said the case had graduated from a media event to a full scale public spectacle. Someone was even selling joy but if you go T. shirts and crowds applauded every time her although walked by. Joy but if you go was fined $5000 and he was sentenced to 6 months in jail he spent just 4 months behind bars. Amy ended up serving more than 6 years in jail before she was really she began corresponding with Mary Jo.

Amy eventually apologized to the woman she once almost killed Mary Jo accepted her apology and forgave her. The media phenomenon that was the Amy Fisher Joey Buttafuoco story ended up spawning 2 books and 3 made for TV movies. This was pretty common back then all 3 major networks aired new original movies every week and a lot of them were ripped from the headlines like the Amy Fisher story.

Amy eventually apologized to the woman she once almost killed Mary Jo accepted her apology and forgave her. The media phenomenon that was the Amy Fisher Joey Buttafuoco story ended up spawning 2 books and 3 made for TV movies. This was pretty common back then all 3 major networks aired new original movies every week and a lot of them were ripped from the headlines like the Amy Fisher story.

Sometimes 2 networks would do the same story but this was the first time that all 3 made a movie about the same thing. Maybe you remember watching one of them there was the ABC version starring Drew Barrymore is Amy it was told from multiple points of view and didn’t really pick a side as to who was guilty or not. The CBS movies starred Alyssa Milano and told the story from the points of view of Mary Jo enjoy that if you go. And then there was the NBC version which told the story from Amy’s perspective portraying her as an innocent victim.

All 3 TV movies scored very high ratings did your very more version was the highest. A senior TV executive at the time said it was hard to get away from these types of movies she said we all say we don’t want to keep on doing these true crime movies but then these numbers come in and what choice do we have for that poor TV executive true crime podcasts hadn’t been invented yet. Eventually the main 3 networks they got out of making made for TV movies and mini series all together for a whole bunch of reasons for starters it was just too expensive paid cable channels took over and now you have to turned HBO lifetime or the hallmark channel for original movies as for tabloid TV shows inside edition is still on the air hard copy was canned in 1999 and a current affair went off the air in 1996 but it made a very brief comeback in 2005. 

Tabloid shows disgraced celebrities of the nineties people like Hugh grant’s Marv Albert George Michael and president Clinton and it exploded cases into the spotlight cases like the Menendez trials Heidi Fleiss Rodney king would be verses mia Michael Jackson’s child accuser and the branch Davidian inferno.

Today TMZ is doing the closest thing to those shows in the nineties their focus is more on celebrity gossip and paparazzi footage. But they also cover their fair share of tabloid stories and high profile crimes like Octomom and the trials of Casey Anthony and Scott Peterson. Tabloid news didn’t start in the nineties and it certainly didn’t end there but David camp is convinced things were much worse during that decade. Submitted your. In 1819 in sport covered and the lady I’m floated back will soon and. Correct and complete a change from what had been before. In one sense. Then came. Now the 30 year anniversary after jail Amy Fisher briefly wrote a column for the Long Island press and she published a couple of books she married a man 25 years older than her and they have 3 children and after sex tape the couple made was released Amy had a very brief career in the adult movie business they eventually got divorced and Amy has moved back to Long Island with their kids.

Amy has done a bunch of TV appearances including a celebrity boxing match with the Octomom and she has even appeared on shows with the but if you close. Mary Jo and Joey stay together for another 11 years after the shooting they divorced in 2003 in a few years later Mary Jo released a book called getting it through my thick skull why I stayed what I learned and what millions of people need to know about living a socio paths her face is still partially paralyzed and she’s deaf in one ear.

As for Joey well he remarried after the divorce and has made a ton of TV and movie appearances he’s refusing to let go of his 15 minutes of fame.

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