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Norman Lear


If I Were to Tweet, I'd Ask...

Posted: 06/08/2013 7:41 pm

If I were to tweet, I'd ask...

Why did Tom Cruise elect to fly to Fayetteville, Arkansas, to praise Wal-Mart at its annual shareholders' meeting? It might not occur to me to wonder if Mr. Cruise had been paid for his appearance, but the Times specifically said he was not. Clearly, Tom was there because he cared, and that fills me with wonder. With all there is to care about in this world, why does a star of Tom Cruise's magnitude choose to hie off to a remote land to say nice things about a group of stores he isn't likely to be caught alive in? With all there is to care about in this world, why do I care enough to raise the question?

If I were to tweet as I react to the news I read every morning, my daily tweet would provide the answer: "Beats the shit out of me."