Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Sheryl Crow's Toilet Paper "Spoof"The Mother Jones blog says actress (or is she a singer?) Sheryl Crow was just doing a "spoof" when, writing on her blog, she suggested limiting toilet paper use.
April Rabkin of Mother Jones thinks it is funny that the press fell for the "spoof," and refers to those who published Crow's thoughts as "gullibles."
I'm not one, usually, to defend the press, but I read Crow's original blog entry about the toilet paper squares, and I don't see any indication there that she intended it as a spoof at that time, regardless of what she now claims.
If it was a spoof, who was she spoofing? Impractical environmentalists?
In other words, herself?
I don't think the news media is to blame on this one, and I have no idea how one is to tell when Sheryl Crow is joking.
Others who are similarly perplexed: Matthew Sheffield at Newsbusters and Ace at Ace of Spades.
Posted by Amy Ridenour at 2:26 PM