I thought I would briefly followup on the excellent posts by Veulentsavoir and Misty earlier today and try to put the developments of the last ten days in perspective. To say that there has been a media frenzy is an understatement of major proportions. And to some extent I have intentionally reserved comment until some of the nonsense burns itself out.
But make no mistake, it is by and large nonsense. For despite endless articles and heaps of speculation, tweets run amouk, and tabloids on steroids, the celebrity gossip machine is no closer to being a source for the truth about Rob & Kristen than they were ten days ago. And if anything, they have once again proven themselves to be utterly incapable of telling the truth about them. That is simply not profitable.
It started with a blatant lie, the Rupert as a Valet story. It continued with a dubious account of a so-called telephone argument and a fantasy breakup that had more causes than the reasons for global warming (Rob’s trust issues, Rupert’s discovered text to Kristen, Kristen’s clinginess, Rob’s philandering in NYC with Polly Stedham, Kristen’s demands for marriage and a baby, Rob’s “thing” for Katy Perry) , blah, blah, blah. It has finally started to burn itself out with supposed fresh accounts of returns to work, new romances, and declarations of happiness in freedom. Yeah right. The frenzy is finally starting to calm down.
I leave you with this thought:
Lies, injustice, and deception have always thrived in chaos. But it is in quiet, thoughtful contemplation where the truth and justice prevails. And it is always faster and much easier to light the inferno than it is to extinguish it and fully understand its causes.
The essential framework of what we know and what we don’t know about the so-called Kristen Stewart “cheating scandal” remains unchanged. If anything, the events of the last ten days makes it even less based in reality than ever before.
So as the Brits once said in contemplation of a mass bombing at the inception of World War 2: Be Calm and Carry On. That’s what I intend to do. We have plenty of time to take apart the nonsense that has run amouk. And we will continue together to unravel the travesty that unfolds before us anew every day.