Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
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Poster Children

OK. I hit saturation point yesterday. I want the media to STFU! Both liberal and conservative media have totally gone to hell. First there is the Terry Shiavo bullshit. I happened to surf past Fox News on t.v. and was just appalled at what I saw. All they needed were sad violins in the background to complete the picture. It was utterly disgusting how they were making this a real-time movie of the week. I really really hate the poor woman's family. They keep saying there is hope. Hope for what?!? Do they actually believe that she is going to just wake up and start living a normal life?!? And who would say, "Sure! If I'm totally incapacitated, I want you to keep me alive at all costs even if it makes your life a living hell and drains you of all of out life savings and stresses you out until you want to die!" No one! So why are people out there holding vigils and screaming that she must live?!? Don't people have enough drama in their own life that they have to get actively involved in some strangers? The only good thing I have heard about all of this was an essay this morning on NPR. It basically said that if nothing else this fiasco is making us think about what is a life worth living. When does the quality of life get to a point that it's really not living? NPR gives me hope for the media.

Well, not everything on our NPR station gives me hope. Last night I was listening to my favorite (rolls eyes) ultra liberal show. They took on the story of the Red Lake School shooting. What made this shooting significant was that the killer was a native american. So rather than just report that the kid was f*cked up with a lot of sh*t in his life, they had to bring up the point that this is just a symptom of the destruction of Indian culture by the white man. WTF?!? The one person from the tribe thought it was very racist that the whole city of Bemidji didn't turn out for the funerals of the dead children like it was in Colorado after Columbine. And then the subject came up (as it always does after these things and fingers MUST be pointed somewhere) as to whether the boy had adequate mental health coverage coming from such a poor reservation. Did the government care? Obviously not. The same woman was also upset that George Bush didn't come up there. Why should the president come up to a crime scene? I could only take so much before I shut off the radio.

I'm just really getting sick of the media and politicians finding individuals and turning them into poster children for whatever cause they want to support. We are a country of individuals, but we start to ignore the entire forest when we concentrate on one tree.
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