(SPOILER) SyFy Portal article on The Grudge. But what i found more interesting were the author's comments about Sarah herself.
I'm usually very interested to read Scott Nance's opinions as i consider him to be a well above average journalist. However this article surprised me.
In one paragraph he states how the media manufacture stories about Sarah for their own purposes (giving the example of how her reasons for not appearing in the final episodes of Angel were widely misrepresented) but then straight after goes on to reproduce the quotes from the recent Big Issue article as seen on the BBC Cult website. However now they are even more easily taken out of context due to him "filling in the blanks" by making his own determination about what Sarah was saying, rather than actually pointing out that these are just three lines from an entire inerview and that for all he knows she may actually have been joking around with the "Joss yelling" comment.
Seems to me like you can't accuse the media of making up their own opinions one minute and then go on to do the exact same thing with limited information yourself in the exact same article.
I thought that this example of third hand information and chinese whisper journalism was a very apt way of proving how even the most trusted media sources can fuel the rumour mill.
Quick edit to add a spoiler tag for those who still haven't seen the movie yet.
November 13 2004
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