Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Was This Really Necessary?

Well, now we can sleep a little easier. We finally know who the babydaddy of Anna Nicole Smith's girl is. Now, we can focus our attention on an important issue, one that will define our generation: whether Don Imus will be back on the air after he made an allegedly racist comment about members of the Rutgers women's basketball team.

Is it just me, or are we forgetting that there's a war against people who want to kill us going on?

Maybe it's me, but it seems we're getting far too distracted by meaningless issues to focus on the truly important matters on our plates. The global war on terrorism is pretty important. Nancy Pelosi breaking the law by going to Syria and possibly doing it again by going to Iran is pretty important. How the Iranian hostage situation impacts the world's perception of Iran is important. We have big issues on our plates, folks.

And we're focusing on the freak show stories like Imus and Smith.

Anymore, the media are like childrens photographers at the mall. They pull out squeaky toys or stuffed animals to divert attention and make the subjects happy so they can click the picture and sell the parents a picture package. The Imus and Smith stories are the squeaky toys and stuffed animals so that we don't focus on the big issues, and too many of us get wrapped up in following the freakshow. It's a nice diversion, but it shouldn't be confused with serious matters. Yet, it is time and time again.

And we don't even seem to be bothered by this.

Waiter, check please.

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