I don’t normally link to articles from The Onion, but if this doesn’t pretty much describe a blogger, I don’t know what does:
OMAHA, NEâ€”Responding to the negative press coverage Tom Cruise has received in recent weeks, University of Nebraska financial-aid clerk Ben Matherson, 28, announced Monday that things would be different if he were the megastar’s publicist.
“Tom is a force of nature, no question,” Matherson announced from his one-room efficiency apartment in the Cornhusker State. “You can’t control him, but you have to at least steer him in the right direction. That’s how you handle a star of his caliber.”
According to Matherson, Cruise’s “PR nightmare” began with an article in the German publication Der Spiegel, which reported that Cruise arranged to have a tent for the Church of Scientology set up on the set of War Of The Worlds.
“I have no idea what he was thinking, promoting Scientology when he’s supposed to be shooting a film,” said Matherson, who was on a movie set only once, when he took the Universal Studios tour in 1988.
Matherson added: “I would have redirected the questioning the moment the reporter started asking Tom about religion, or maybe just said, ‘Okay, let’s wrap this up.'”
Although not a regular reader of Der Spiegel, Matherson said he gleaned information about the publication from the celebrity-news program Insider, which he typically watches alone in his room while eating cold cereal.