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Rita Skeeter Writes for The Sun

Posted by: sue
March 13, 2009, 02:22 PM

Balderdash is our word of the day, as it turns out the story in the Sun from a few days ago regarding a possible second screening of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is false. WB has confirmed to Leaky that there was no "secret" second screening of the sixth Harry Potter movie held as was claimed. For in an effort that would no doubt make Rita Skeeter proud, The Sun engaged in a bit of creative writing with their piece, as the comments were obtained from an article seen on Aint it Cool regarding the actual test screening held last fall.

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2417 Points

Well that’s good!!! still anxiuos about how this will turn out – I hope they didn’t cut too much

Posted by Hagrid 713 (ROAR) on March 13, 2009, 02:29 PM report to moderator
1067 Points

That’s disgusting. Why would you go out of the way to trash something like that? I thought the comments sounded recycled from the other screening. Hopefully they’ve improved things since then.

Posted by eiVega on March 13, 2009, 02:32 PM report to moderator
797 Points

That dastardly Rita Skeeter, when will she learn…

Posted by Lysh on March 13, 2009, 02:32 PM report to moderator
88 Points

The same story almost was in the Daily Mail and it was clearly based on 8 month old blog posts. They quoted them saying “Maybe it will be okay, they’ve got a year before it’s released,” and then the journalist added “It’s out in July” and for some reason they were incapable of working out simple time periods from calendar months.

Posted by Janitor of Azkaban on March 13, 2009, 02:32 PM report to moderator
1884 Points

Lol!! That’s the Sun for you!! They like to make stuff up, and their sister paper on a Sunday, the News of The World, is even worse!!!

Posted by Neil in Scotland * ROAR! * on March 13, 2009, 02:34 PM report to moderator
6690 Points

ha ha! SHAME on YOU [points finger]

2043 Points

yet again the sun get it wrong the dont do there research and report on other peoples work it makes me so mad

Posted by GinnyRose2004 on March 13, 2009, 02:37 PM report to moderator
135 Points

eh, that’s an insulting comparison. I mean, come on. Rita’s a much better writer than that.

Posted by savingharry on March 13, 2009, 02:43 PM report to moderator

Darn that Rita… when, oh when will she learn? Where’s Hermione when we need her?

But seriously… I am utterly confused why someone would write that kind of story without checking the facts first. I know that people make mistakes, but this is rather a big mistake to make, isn’t it? Weird…

Posted by radish_earrings on March 13, 2009, 02:44 PM report to moderator
1013 Points

Woah, showing the claws! Go get ’em, Sue!

Posted by Dawlish and the Archies {WBM!} on March 13, 2009, 02:48 PM report to moderator
146 Points

i knew my call of Shenanigans was spot on.

“Rita Skeeter better shut her mouth before she gets in trouble…”

Posted by skiving snackboxes on March 13, 2009, 02:50 PM report to moderator
196 Points

Well, too late for that one. The “Half-Blood Prince sucks” rumor has already spread to multiple movie sites. Good job trying to spread propaganda, The Sun! I never really thought of you as credible, anyway.

Waiting for WB to make an official statement so the movie websites remove this before it does any damage.

Posted by Jaymie Brooks on March 13, 2009, 02:52 PM report to moderator
12005 Points

I am glad that WB gave an official statement. Is The Sun published in the US or just in Briton?

Posted by budgie on March 13, 2009, 02:59 PM report to moderator
2224 Points

I really do dislike Rita Skeeter!

Posted by on March 13, 2009, 03:01 PM report to moderator
510 Points

Jaymie Brooks, unfortunately I think its already done quite a bit of damage, but you are right about them needing to make a more widespread official statement and fast. Even if you just look at the story on yesterday there were over 40 pages of comments on this and almost every one I had time to read believed this made up crap. I hate the Sun. There is a reason they get sued all the time. For once I actually wish WB would sue them and I never say that.

Posted by bella vita on March 13, 2009, 03:08 PM report to moderator
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