Ramblings from the Desert

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. ~Benjamin Franklin

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Author of the urban fantasy novel, The Music of Chaos, and the paranormal romance, The Canvas Thief.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

If Only

More people in the media took this approach. Sigh.

Bleary-eyed and grumpy, I am watching the local A.M. news. I see a segment about the Bug-eyed-runaway bride and her impeding marriage to Desperate Guy. Fade segment and move to a shot of over-cheerful weather guy, Steve Stucker and generic-bland-soccer-mom co-anchor.

Steve is holding a trash bin and pretending to vomit in it. Heh.

He's been rather droll this week. Earlier this week, there was a segment about a moron who had found Jesus (poor Jesus) in a rust stain on her front door. When the cameras returned to Steve and co-anchor, co-anchor started to twitter about the segment.

Steve ignores her chatter and changes the subject. Squish.

If only the rest of the media recognized that this shit isn't a news. "But, Pat, they're human interest stories," opines some nitwit.

Uh-huh. But in order to qualify a story should, A, be interesting, and B, involve humans. Neither story qualified. Though cleverly packaged as humans, neither Bug-eyed-bride nor Jesus-is-alive-in-rust woman, qualifies.

Love and hugs,

Pat Kirby


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