News, but not the serious kind
All I have to do is show up?
Blog Guy, how can I get Reuters to take my picture? I imagine I’d have to do something VERY newsworthy.
Not really. All you have to do is put on silly outfits and go from city to city like that butthead British actor whose name I’m not going to mention. We’ll take your picture everywhere you go and put out 46 pictures in two weeks, and it probably isn’t over yet.
I had no idea it was that easy! Hey, I recognize that guy – doesn’t he have a new movie out?
I wouldn’t know about that.
So wait a minute. You’re saying every time he goes to a new place, to promote the very same thing over and over, you cover it like news? But surely at some point some editor says, “Sorry, we’ve already shot that dude in London and Madrid and Berlin and Amsterdam, and that’s enough.”
You don’t get around much, do you, slick?
Above: British actor Sacha Baron Cohen (C), dressed as a bull, poses during the Spanish premiere of his new movie, outside Madrid’s Las Ventas bull ring, June 18, 2009. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Right: REUTERS photos of Cohen in assorted other places.