Nolte’s House Burns: What They Said VS What They Meant

I first caught this story on HuffPo and could have really cared more, a lot more, because I didn’t care at all – that is until I took the time to read what they took the time to report and noticed a few minor holes in their story.

Here’s what they said:

MALIBU, Calif. Nick Nolte escaped a fire that caused an estimated $1.5 million damage to his Malibu home on Tuesday, authorities said. The 67-year-old actor scraped his arm and inhaled some smoke but was not hospitalized, Los Angeles County fire Inspector Sam Padilla said.

“He is seeing his private physician” for the injuries, he said.

Here’s what they meant:

MALIBU, Calif. Nick Nolte escaped a high that cost an estimated $1,500 in blow on Tuesday, authorities said. The 67-year-old actor, who is frequently mistaken for similar looking C-list actor Gary Busey, cut a line on a mirror and inhaled some smoke from his two foot water pipe but was not hospitalized, Los Angeles County fire Inspector Sam Padilla said.

“He was seeing double at his private physician” Padilla said…

Huffington Post, you’re notorious for fudging the facts, but next time please don’t blow important breaking stories like this one.

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