Sunday, June 11, 2017

Fake News of Tom Cruise; Despicable!

Tom Cruise snapped in Queenstown while in New Zealand for Mission: Impossible 6 - NZ Herald:
Tom Cruise has been photographed at Queenstown Airport while in New Zealand filming part of Mission: Impossible 6. The movie star was snapped earlier today when the helicopter he was travelling in landed at the airport to refuel, said the photographer, who didn't want to be named.

Fake News!

The headline says "Tom Cruise Snapped", but it didn't mean the movie star "Freaked Out".
It just means someone photographed him.  "Snapped", as in photo, rather than "Snapped", made irrationally angry.

Thus was 'non-news' ... a boring means-nothing publicity article ... elevated to the Fake News implication that there was an angry altercation involved.

Just one more example of why, when you read news articles, you need to bore down to read the details before you make a value judgement.

I wouldn't have mentioned it, but lately we have experienced far too many instances where Flaks (political publicists) have used misdirection to draw attention to their paymasters, for no better reason than to get their name in front of the public attention.


(By the way, I've added a new category of posts: "Fake News".  It categorizes news reports which distort the "news" for selfish purposes which are NOT intended to further your understanding of otherwise-not-newsworthy events.)


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you cleared that up.

Mark said...

Hey celebrity news of any sort is most important...Not!