Monday, April 16, 2007

Media Boycott


The state of Virginia had a tragedy today. I’m calling for all 5 of my faithful viewers (do I have that many?) to NOT WATCH OR LISTEN OR READ any of it (especially if it came from Katie Couric). It only encourages the would-be psychos who believe they too can be famous by imposing their dreadful death wish on others.

Feel free to share with your friends, family members and pets. The media makes a lot of money when stuff like this happens (trust me, I’m the wannabe marketing research chic remember?) Ratings increase due to the constant use of "worst ever", or "four days from the anniversary of..." and "the previous record was..." They announce that the current calamity is numero uno at something. Come on? Is this a contest?

In my opinion, a one liner headline is sufficient. If you’re a relative or friend, you will hear the important stuff. AND FOR HEAVEN SAKES DO NOT GIVE US THE NAME!

(That’s me on a rampage, in case you haven’t figured that out yet).


rabidrunner said...

Oh yeah... Jon Stewart and Steve Colbert are still okay.

Mandee said...

Passing by the tv last night as I was in between the changing of diapers (plural, I know you feel sorry for me) I heard something about a mass shooting. Was there a shooting today?
I guess the good news is I have too many kids to keep up on current events, and watch too much crap tv (via TiVo) to catch any of the news previews... or whatever they're called. The bad news is, having all of those kids has sucked the brain cells and the life out of me. Now, back to "Dancing With the Stars"!

Vera said...

In the words of CNN…I am in “Shock and Awe” of what happened yesterday, what a “Yellow” thing to do (stand aside Imus, I can be racey too). As I was subjecting myself to the footage, I’m thinking about how angry I am at the media…on and on…reporting their lame observations, then recapping, then saying why they are wrong, looking for someone to say they are pissed at the school for not telling them. If we fined CNN and Fox for all the wrong and exaggerated information they report, we would have enough money to feed a third world country and still heat Al Gore’s house!

Stu Pidasso said...

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

The McMillans said...

I think the most unaffective way to handle grief is to relive tragedy. That is what the Media is asking the American public to do every time they AIR their information. For 12 days I attached myself to the TV hoping to find answers about Elizabeth Smart's disapearance....nothing. The inormation was the same at the end as in the beggining. What I did learn is that people don't believe there is a true victim. And Vera, to go further, I think they should be fined for airing this during the daytime. Sesame street needs to go on whether some dumb ass has coping skills or not.
Even grover admits when he's mad and works through it. Do we really give a shit if this guy was abused, in foster care, in fights, or had a temper? Join the rest of the world dealing with life, and leave your guns at home or the shooting range and deal with life.

rabidrunner said...

One more thing to note.... I'm not turning it on because I don't want another gazillionaire with a mic (or worse yet, the local mic holders who don't even clear 50k a year) asking some expert questions like... "how can we keep this from happening again?" and "who should be at fault here". Huh? He's dead. End of story. That's who's at fault.