The actor Joaquin Phoenix apparently lost his brakes and collided with another car.
Here is what I find terribly annoying about entertainment journalism – it is woefully incomplete. We know the actor lost his brakes. We know his car flipped over. We know he hit someone else. We know he walked away uninjured.
Um, I reread the Associated Press article that was provided to MSNBC.com and was left wondering about the the folks in the car Mr. Phoenix hit? Did they walk away as well? After all, Mr. Phoenix’ car “overturned.” And for a car to flip over, it had to have been going pretty darn fast or hit something pretty hard. Trust me, I have seen a SUV get hit and flip over. It ain’t pretty. Did he hit a woman, a man, a car-load full of kids? Whom did he hit and are they ok?
Did MSNBC.com edit that crucial portion of the story off so that it makes it into the “celebrity” section of the site? Or, did AP goof things up? In any event, this story relegates itself to the realm of gossip because of inadequate interesting facts and it fails to inform the public at large what really occurred on the road going eastbound above Sunset Strip. Anyone else find this kind of journalism wholly irresponsible?