Tag Archives | Media Circus

‘Indefinite,’ ‘Hiatus,’ ‘Infidelity': Tiger Woods Gives America Vocabulary Lesson

TigerWoodsI find this kinda amazing, I guess the media obsession has a bright light. Michael David Smith writes on Fanhouse:
Tiger Woods isn't just America's greatest golfer, and he isn't just America's greatest philanderer. He's also America's greatest vocabulary teacher. Woods hasn't yet spoken publicly in the two weeks since his mysterious car accident led to a media feeding frenzy about his sex life. But he has issued a couple of public statements on TigerWoods.com, and in those statements he showed a grasp of the English language that was apparently too difficult for some.
Continue Reading

The Tiger Woods Scandal and The Future of News (Now Computer Animated!)

So what I was joking about in my previous post about these Tiger Woods CGI re-enactment videos may actually take hold for our news to come. Now wondering just how long it will take video-game style reporting to make its way out of the tabloid sphere into the "serious" newsroom. This media innovation is brought to you by a Taiwanese news organization, Apple Daily. Here is their latest Tiger Woods-related video (and not-so-good English translation):
The world's no.1 golfer Tiger Woods' last Friday's car accident has major development. After 24 year-old cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs told a US magazine about their sexual relationship, Woods release a statement within 24 hours, saying he has "regret these transgressions" and "have not been true to the behavior his family deserves." Although not directly addressing it, their affiar possible discovery by his wife is apparent.
Continue Reading