Grisabella,Originally Posted by Grisabella;2467431;
You're using the very same verbiage and misrepresentation techniques that you're accusing the media of using.
From the beginning, you indicatedObviously at this point, if Clay Aiken is to be believed, that information is completely incorrect. His foot wasn't on his row-mate's armrest nor did she allegedly hit him in the face.Originally Posted by Grisabella
You also indicateaccusing the media (and snarkattack) of reporting details simply because they have a bias against Clay Aiken andOriginally Posted by Grisabellawhich isn't a detail that was given. It has been reported that he was sleeping when she confronted him, but not necessarily sleeping when he put his foot on her armrest. Again, unless he was sitting on the aisle, placing your foot between seats and on the armrest of the person in front of you takes some effort, especially from a man with an allegedly "immense foot" and isn't just a casual wiggle made when someone is sleeping. But you have also jumped to the conclusion that Clay Aiken had his legs crossed and that is changing the story considerably, too.No mention that he was reportedly asleep when his foot came to rest on her armrest.
andIf you go back and reread that headline... they've never said that he had previously shoved Kelly Ripa. They said that he "was involved in a confrontation and not for shoving Kelly Ripa". The problem isn't with them lying about the previous event, just that you've misinterpreted their meaning. That may have been their intent, but...e.g., Fox saying that clay had previously "shoved" Kelly Ripa, when that did not happen)
You are correct in that the only reason that this is getting reported is because a celebrity, of sorts, is involved. Sensationalistic misrepresentation of facts can happen in many formats, even on a message board.
I didn't assume anything in my posts, only asked questions and advised that some of the details as you were reporting them just simply weren't possible. And yes, they are logically implied based upon simple experience and knowledge of what is and isn't possible on an airplane. My only objective is to keep from the "oh, poor, innocent Clay Aiken" slant on the darned topic.Originally Posted by Grisabella