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Viral Video: Is Tiger's Crash as a "News" Videogame Good or Bad?

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It’s not pretty, but it is hard to avert my eyes from the bizarre video report from a Taiwanese television news station that uses computer-generated images–some purely hypothetical–to re-enact the car crash of golfing legend Tiger Woods.

Like some Sims game gone awry, it even shows his wife, Elin Nordegren, chasing Woods’ car with a golf club.

The video was the talk of Twitter last week, but I am not sure whether such faux representations of how news might or might have happened is a good or bad thing.

Or is it just entertainment?

One thing for sure: You cannot look away from it.

Here’s the video:


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— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google