Tuesday, June 14, 2005

War of the Words, Starring Tom Cruise

In a recent interview with Crazy Tom Cruise, Entertainment Weekly actually takes the Toothy One to task for a number of misstatements emitting from his superstar Scientologist.

"Well, look at the history. Jung was an editor for the Nazi papers during World War II. [According to Aryeh Maidenbaum, the director of the New York Center for Jungian Studies, this is not true.] Look at the experimentation the Nazis did with electric shock and drugging. Look at the drug methadone. That was originally called Adolophine. It was named after Adolf Hitler... [According to the Dictionary of Drugs and Medications, among other sources, this is an urban legend.]"

Ouch. I won't be the first or last to make this observation, but it is interesting -- and a little sad -- when an entertainment mag does a better job fact-checking than most members of the White House press corps.


At 2:20 PM, Blogger Jill Vatican said...

I'm really starting to gag each time I see Tom Cruise. If anyone ever needed electric shock therapy, it has to be him.

At 9:12 PM, Blogger CGHill said...

After all, EW was founded by someone who ended up an A-list blogger - Jeff Jarvis of buzzmachine.com - so it seems reasonable to me that someone at the magazine is familiar with the concept of fact-checking someone's ass.

At 9:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

chase, you should know better.
entertainment reporters at entertainment mags must be top-notch to make it. while entertainment reporters at traditional news papers/mags (ie, white house press corp)are nothing more than frivolous dangly earrings to set off the reliable little black dress of news.

what's the obsession this week with nazis, by the way?


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