Intro for July 11, 2014
After George Clooney put The Daily Mail on blast the other day for their piss poor reporting, the publication issued an apology. Sort of:
"The Mail Online story was not a fabrication but supplied in good faith by a reputable and trusted freelance journalist. She based her story on conversations with a long-standing contact who has strong connections with senior members of the Lebanese community in the UK and the Druze in Beirut. We only became aware of Mr Clooney's concerns this morning and have launched a full investigation. However, we accept Mr Clooney's assurance that the story is inaccurate and we apologise to him, Miss Amal Alamuddin and her mother, Baria, for any distress caused. We have removed the article from our website and will be contacting Mr Clooney's representatives to discuss giving him the opportunity to set the record straight."
So, basically, what they’re saying is that they followed proper journalistic procedure. Then they go on to insult him by “accepting his assurance” and offering in “the opportunity to set the record straight”.
I don’t call that an apology. I call it picking a fight. They’re talking down to him. Which is why he couldn’t help himself. He had to respond, again. For the second time this week, Clooney released an exclusive statement to USA today, sh-tting on them for being liars. Click here to read it.
Should he have engaged them a second time? The first time, I’m all over it. They were playing with some dangerous sh-t, f-cking around with very sensitive issues. So he threw down and, for the most part, he looked good. This time, this time I feel like he’s giving them more time than they deserve. You?
Have a great weekend!
Yours in gossip,