With non-stop attention on international athletic superstar Tiger Woods' transgressions, a Pandora's Box opened when he crashed his car near his Florida home, allegedly after fighting with his wife over a mistress, it's no wonder that everyone is trying to find an angle on the story. Today, the NY Times looks at the emergence of "Maybe Journalism"—namely, the CGI "imagining" of Woods' and wife Elin Nordegren's actions before the crashed created by a Hong Kong-based media company.
The Times reports, "The animated 'reports' began in November and are based on information gleaned from the Web and Apple Daily’s own reporting, making what the staff considers to be informed guesses about how events unfolded and giving a vividness and a sense of concrete reality to what is basically conjecture." Daisy Li, who "scripted" the video, did admit to the Times that Apple Daily didn't really get Tiger's appearance down, though, "We got the skin color and hairstyle right."
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann is horrified but predicts "this will be done by somebody, in this country, within six months," while former NBC News correspondent and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s ombudsman Ken Bode had to correct the Times reporter who called it a re-enactment, “That’s a creation. How does any Taiwanese journalist know what happened between Tiger Woods and his wife?"
In the meantime, more women are popping out of the woodwork as being linked to Woods. There are now a total of six women, including Las Vegas cocktail waitress Jamie Jungers (pictured) who has reportedly hired a lawyer in preparation to speak to a British tabloid while the Daily News reports, per its sources, "Manhattan clubgoer Cori Rist, 31, is yet another blond beauty who has hit the sheets with Tiger."
The AP has also a story on how Woods is alienating the black community with his white flames. While one black woman says Woods is "quote-unquote not really black... But at the same time we still see him as a black man with a white woman, and it makes a difference. There's just this preservation thing we have among one another. We like to see each other with each other."