Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Mr. Furious

Nothing like a jolt of outrage to spark me to post a quick rant: the headline on the Today show this morning, the headline mind you: poor Britney's tragedy - a judge takes away her two young boys. Ok, WTF! A drug-addled, alcoholic, neglectful, and all-around bad mother gets her kids taken away, and that's TRAGIC?! This is the way it should be! The tragedy is that it doesn't happen as often as it should. And it certainly doesn't qualify as news.

4 comments:

J G-W said...

News. Hmm. You're watching TV for this?

Knight of Nothing said...

I didn't know you were a card-carrying member of the peanut gallery!

GeistX said...

Celebrities are like Advertising, ignore it and they lose power and will go away.

Knight of Nothing said...

GeistX - well put. But! Our culture (and even legal precedents) is formed in part by the media-crafted narratives around these products. And it is that perversion of the intellectual and creative process which enrages me, not the product itself.