Tuesday, October 15, 2019

TE’O’S DEAD GIRLFRIEND: WHAT HAPPENED TO FACT CHECKING?

January 17, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

The news media were being taken to task Wednesday for buying into the convoluted story of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s account of his relationship with a girl whom he had met after a football game and talked to every night — but who died of leukemia shortly after the death of his grandmother. Among […]

“EAGLE SNATCHING KID” SNATCHES 18 MILLION VIEWS

December 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As of this morning (Thursday), a video labeled “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” has been viewed more than 18.6 million times on YouTube. A television show that had drawn a number like that would have been considered a gigantic hit. The video shows what appears to be an eagle soaring over the trees in a park, […]

JOAQUIN PHOENIX RETURNS TO SCENE OF CRIME — LATE SHOW

September 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Joaquin Phoenix returned to Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night, this time clean-shaven and wearing a suit, and immediately went about trying to set the record straight. Yes, his previous appearance as a bearded, disoriented rap wannabe was all a hoax, part of his “performance art” for his movie with Casey Affleck, He’s Still […]

CASEY AFFLECK OWNS UP: I’M STILL HERE WAS A HOAX

September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Surprising hardly anyone, Casey Affleck (Ben’s brother) has admitted that his I’m Still Here documentary about the alleged career tailspin of Joaquin Phoenix was a hoax. However, in an interview with the New York Times, Affleck said, “The idea of quote, hoax, unquote, never entered my mind.” While, as the newspaper observed, most mockumentaries “wear […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: I’M STILL HERE

September 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics are suggesting that, judging from Casey Affleck’s documentary about him, Joaquin Phoenix may still be here but he’s not all there. In his review of I’m Still Here, Joe Neumaier writes in the New York Daily News: “The whole thing is such a tedious, foul-mouthed mess that it isn’t even worth discussing as a […]