If you believed the headline above, you have been fooled like millions of other people when they have recently gone to similar articles on the internet produced by the celebrity gossip machine. Stories claiming that Kristen has suddenly decided to “open up” to them about details of the “cheating scandal.” Which is absolutely false I might add. But why should we let something so unimportant as the truth get in the way of a perfectly profitable lie?
I’ll tell you why. Because the truth still matters. The truth is important. Even though untold numbers of web outlets, from tabloids to the so-called traditional media, have tried to drive up their web hit numbers up by reporting yet another lie about the so-called Kristen Stewart “cheating scandal.” So let’s take a look at the truth.
This is the how the latest chapter of this nonsense began with an article yesterday by Marlow Stern of Newsweek’s The Daily Beast. The article began as follows:
The Mad One
Dec 17, 2012 12:00 AM EST
Kristen Stewart goes on the road with Kerouac. By Marlow Stern.
“It’s not a terrible thing if you’re either loved or hated,” says Kristen Stewart, seated in a cozy little bistro on the outskirts of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz, far removed from even the most penetrating telephoto lenses. “But honestly,” she continues, “I don’t care ’cause it doesn’t keep me from doing my shit. And I apologize to everyone for making them so angry. It was not my intention.”
So says the most vilified—and highest-paid—actress in all the land. Her role earlier this year as a sword-wielding firebrand in Snow White and the Huntsman, a sinister re-imagining of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, was quite apropos, given that the 22-year-old starlet is, in many ways, the tabloid media’s Joan of Arc. Her refusal to kowtow to the celebrity-industrial complex, whether through her steely-eyed gaze on the red carpet or nervous fidgeting during televised interviews, is seen by many as an entitled A-lister putting on airs.”
Despite this truth, we immediately got headlines and stories like the one below by Rebecca Merriman on Entertainmentwise.com today:
Kristen Stewart On Robert Pattinson Cheating: ‘It Wasn’t My Intention To Get Everyone Angry’
Actress claims she doesn’t care if she’s hated following fling with Rupert Sanders
Kristen Stewart hasn’t exactly been open about her recent cheating scandal, where she was caught kissing 41 year-old married director Rupert Sanders, but now the actress has finally spoken about the biggest scandal of the summer claiming she had “no intention of making everyone so angry”.
The 22 year-old was the most hated woman in Hollywood when photos of her kissing the director of Snow White and The Huntsman were published in July when she was still meant to be dating boyfriend and on screen ‘Twilight’ lover Robert Pattinson. Referring to the incident, Kristen admitted she didn’t know why people still went on about it.
“I apologize to everyone for making them so angry. It was not my intention,” she told the Daily Beast. (emphasis mine)
No she did not, she told the DailyBeast nothing of the sort. She never referred to “the incident” and she never said anything about not knowing why people went on and on about it. Misquoting someone is poor journalism, but making up something they didn’t say is fraudulent. And yet the celebrity gossip machine does both with impunity.
Here’s is how Hollywood Life’s Dory Larrabee misreported it:
Kristen Stewart Apologizes Again After Affair
Mon, December 17, 2012 11:45am EST by Dory Larrabee
Kristen Stewart is finally apologizing for her summer 2012 affair with married director Rupert Sanders in a new interview. Keep reading to see what she’s saying about the biggest mistake of her life!
Fans were shocked when photos of Kristen Stewart and married director Rupert Sanders cuddling and kissing were published in July 2012. Although her boyfriend Robert Pattinson was devastated, he has since forgiven her and Kristen is now admitting she didn’t mean to cause such an uprising in a new interview with The Daily Beast.
Kristen has been careful to avoid speaking about the affair to the press, but in the new interview she dives in head first. “It’s not a terrible thing if you’re either loved or hated.”
“But honestly, I don’t care ’cause it doesn’t keep me from doing my sh*t. And I apologize to everyone for making them so angry. It was not my intention.”
No, she is not “finally apologizing” and is certainly not “diving in” head first. And as for commenting about the “biggest mistake” in her life, that line is pulled right out of thin air or right out of an orifice I won’t elaborate on.
Here is how Gather “reported” the story:
Did Kristen Stewart Apologize For Cheating on Robert Pattinson?
December 17, 2012 01:20 PM EST
Kristen Stewart has offered another apology after her reconciliation with beau, Robert Pattinson. The “Breaking Dawn” actress cheated on Rob with married “Snow White and the Huntsman” director, Rupert Sanders earlier this year. She already released a very public apology in which she professed her love for Rob for the first time ever. Now she is apologizing to her fans and to anyone whom she may have angered by her “momentary indiscretion.”
“It’s not a terrible thing if you’re either loved or hated but honestly, I don’t care ’cause it doesn’t keep me from doing my sh*t. And I apologize to everyone for making them so angry. It was not my intention,” she said (via Hollywood Life).
Once again, Kristen said nothing about a “momentary indiscretion” here. That was from last summer from her so-called confession to People Magazine that has long since been proven to be from an unnamed source, not from her. And Gather sites Hollywood Life when it wasn’t even their story to begin with. Another example of the celebrity gossip machine replicating their garbage like a virus and spewing across the internet.
And if you really want to see creative bs at its best go to Chris Hicks article for the Contra Costa Times. He pulls a multitude of Kristen quotes together from multiple sources, throws in his own spin, and rolls it into a nice round ball of bs. I am sorry to say that there are hundreds of other examples I can give you from tabloids to mainstream news outlets.
Misquotes, quoting out of context, and making things up are the stock and trade of the celebrity gossip machine. Just like reporting on each other’s articles and spreading each other’s lies is. And now we are seeing a disturbing pattern of what were once considered to be more mainline media sources doing exactly the same thing.
The end result is an ugly world where faceless entities roam the internet inventing, bending, and redistributing the “truth” and manipulate public opinion for their own ends and profit. With far more efficient and technologically superior power than the Nazi propaganda machine or Stalinist double think. We should be afraid, we should be very afraid.
For a further dose of truth about this “cheating scandal”, see The Grand Punk series on this blog.
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