Friday, August 15, 2008

A few days later...

I don't want to make it look like I'm picking on NME.com this afternoon, but how come it's just now running the Britney to star in Faster Pussycat Kill, Kill story - not only four days after everyone else, but four days after everyone else ran stories pointing out that the idea was just a fanciful creation and based on no facts at all?

The report offers its source:

According to The Telegraph, Spears is set to play the role of lesbian dancer Varla in the film.

And, yes, the Daily Telegraph did report that. In a story published on the 6th August.

Perhaps they've been fact-checking for the last nine days?

Mind you, even if it was a new story, you'd hope that NME wouldn't take the Telegraph's word as gospel on pop culture.
There are clues that it might not be that newspaper's field of expertise.