By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes
If you run in certain online circles, you might have heard that the star of Dances with Wolves, Waterworld and Field of Dreams is moving to Keizer.
While it isn’t out of the realm of possibility, the Keizertimes was unable to contact Costner’s representatives for confirmation and the source of the rumor is a website, km8news.com.
The site has a disclaimer stating, “KM8 News is a fantasy news website. Most articles on km8news.com are satire or pure fantasy.” The contact is email@example.com.
Such sites are known as “clickbait,” and are aimed at generating advertising revenue with sensational headlines and photographs to attract readers, typically at the expense of quality or accuracy.
KM8 News also includes reports of Eminem moving to Jackson, Miss., and a previous report of Costner moving to Fredericton, New Brunswick in Canada.
We’re certain that Mr. Costner travels widely with his film and music projects, but Keizer hasn’t shown up on any of his tour dates, and isn’t listed in any filming locations of his recent movies.
That said, we look forward to his unannounced project Tangos with Cows, which is reportedly a “spiritual sequel” to his hit 1990 film, and we would like to remind him that there is at least one small herd in Keizer city limits for the time being.