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We're going too easy on Tom Cruise, apparently, says Paul Haggis

Paul Haggis expects reporters to press Tom Cruise on Scientology more.

Journalists, you're letting Paul Haggis down. The "Crash" director is disappointed that Tom Cruise made it through his entire "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" press tour without having to address the Scientology issues raised by the recent "Going Clear" documentary.

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"We forgive anybody anything if they're a movie star, I guess," Haggis tells the Daily Beast. "That's not his fault. His PR people are very smart." Haggis sees one main culprit in all of this: entertainment journalists. "I don't know how journalists can continue to call themselves journalists if they aren't brave enough to ask a question," he says.

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"There are things called journalistic integrity, and there are things more important than promoting a movie sometimes. It was so glaringly obvious. There was this huge elephant there, and every journalist agreed not to address it. Why? You’re just a PR person at that point. Shame on you." Way harsh, Paul.

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