During a light-hearted moment in one of the more serious and thoughtful weekly chats that Howard Kurtz has hosted recently, he invited Tom Cruise to appear on his CNN show, “Reliable Sources,” anytime–especially if Cruise brings Katie Holmes.
You can just imagine the scene:
KURTZ: Welcome back to Reliable Sources, where we turn a critical eye on the media. Tom, you’ve been widely mocked for your performance in TV interviews recently. Are you happy with how the media has been treating you?
CRUISE: I’ve never agreed with the media, ever. Before I was a Scientologist I never agreed with the media. And when I started studying the history of corporate media, I understood more and more why I didn’t believe in you hacks.
KURTZ: Is that a no?
CRUISE: Do you have idea about the history of the media? Do you even know what MSNBC is? What Fox News is?
KURTZ: What are you talking about? I’ve covered the media ever since you did Top Gun.
CRUISE: Howie, Howie, Howie.
KURTZ: You’re crazy.
CRUISE: Howie, here’s your problem. You don’t know the history of the media. Did you know that CNN was started by a wacko billionaire a quarter century ago?
KURTZ: Why, yes, I did.
CRUISE: You’re an idiot.
KURTZ: Am not.
CRUISE: Are too…..