Thursday, April 19, 2007

Go Read Dirk_Star's Blog Today

1. THIS kind of post is why we all love going to Dirk's blog!


2. This is a screen capture from the Google "news" page:

2.a WHY IS THE VA-TECH MASSACRE CONSIDERED "ENTERTAINMENT?"

2.b This pretty much mirrors the front page of my morning newspaper. That is, color pictures of Cho Seung-Hui with excerpts of his media-ready "manifesto" along with a color photo of this Sanjaya guy and the shocking news that he had "finally" been voted off that "American Idol" show.

Maybe I'm reading too much into this juxtaposition, but here we have "marginalized" people fighting for media air time as a way to make up for all the bad things in their lives. Have you ever seen the movie "THE KING OF COMEDY?" Rupert Pupkin has gone mainstream.

Sorry about the non-goofy posts, folks. I don't do them very well. With any luck there'll be a "return to form" soon...

4 Comments:

Blogger Dirk_Star said...

Two American idols?

Msnbc is having a field day with the videos and other materials the shooter mailed to them.

Everyone is saying what a horrible monster he is but they are turning him into a star.

Sad...

Our society is profoundly broken.

April 19, 2007 11:17 AM  
Blogger whimsicalnbrainpan said...

"WHY IS THE V-TECH MASSACRE CONSIDERED "ENTERTAINMENT?"

There has been precious little difference between news and entertainment for quite a while now.

If the mainstream "news" really did its job these days we would be hearing more about Darfur and small island nations that are disappearing due to rising sea levels.

But the VT massacre was big news, it was great news, it was change the programing and rehash every little aspect of the situation news. Forget the victims we have video and manifestos from the killer and isn't that what people really want to hear about.

It isn't about news anymore it's aboutratings. This is why news and entertainment are interchangeable these days.

And I think this was a just fine "non-goofy" post.

April 19, 2007 10:15 PM  
Blogger Craig D said...

OK, guys. I've re-instated this posting, if for no other reason than to direct folks to Dirk's TALE OF TWO MOMENTS.

I don't have any practical way to watch MSNBC, so I don't know if they've been running their precious "exclusive" into the ground, but I suspect they have been.

Dirk & whim, you're both right. Something is seriously broken here!

April 20, 2007 11:05 PM  
Blogger Allan said...

When I wished that something would get Don Imus' face off the TV, that is not what I meant.

April 24, 2007 2:19 PM  

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