The blogs took off running this week with an interview quoting Michael Bay “apologizing” for 1998’s Armageddon. Then the Pain & Gain director’s own words came back around to him. In a post to his website today the director accused reporter/critic Rene Rodriguez of misquoting him in his Miami Herald interview: “One press writer has gone too far in reporting false information. He has printed the bare minimum of my statement which in effect have twisted my words and meaning”. The only problem? Rodriguez didn’t misreport Bay. Tweeted Rodriguez: “@ReneMiamiHerald: Michael Bay says I quoted him out of context about apologizing for ‘Armageddon.’ NBC asked me for a response, and I played them the tape. I didn’t misquote anyone. All the sites that picked up the story did. Bay’s quote in his story clearly refers to the rushed edit job on the film. So who owes whom an apology? Meanwhile, the war of words will make national TV rag news tonight on Access Hollywood and has incited an internet storm of pundits and fans calling for mea culpas for all of Bay’s other films. In his website posting Bay offered a final nugget of clarity: “I’m not in the slightest going to apologize for the third movie in my movie career”.
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