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News Media Covers Rich/Famous Couple Having a Baby; Domestic Abuser Stepping in a Boxing Ring

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Sorry to be a curmudgeon on this fine Saturday morning — also, I realize that a lot of people, possibly even readers of progressive political blogs (LOL), get off on this stuff, but right now when I check Google News two of the top “news” stories are either irrelevant, idiotic, offensive, or all of the above.

1. Breaking: Rich/famous couple has baby! And that’s “news” because…???Meanwhile, there are about 1,000,000,000,000,000 things we should all care more about. Which means, of course, that the media will give the rich/famous couple having a baby huge attention, while ignoring the gazillion other important issues (starting with climate change) facing the planet. ‪Total #‎mediafail‬ by the pathetic corporate media, as usual.

2. As Democratic nominee for Loudoun County Board Chair Phyllis Randall writes: “WHY, WHY, WHY are we so willing to look the other way when women and children are being physically or emotionally abused. Count me as one that will NOT watch tonight’s fight. Sheesh!” She’s referring, of course, to the despicable excuse for a human being or a man, Floyd Mayweather, whose “history we know of through arrest and court records…extends over more than 12 years and includes at least seven separate physical assaults on five different women.” I’m sorry, but anyone who abuses a woman (or a child or an animal) should be in jail, or at the minimum ostracized from society, certainly not on our TV screens making hundreds of millions of dollars.  

  • blue bronc

    I was thinking the same thing this morning.

    First is this fascination with our former masters.  I give a lot of slack on this because they are a cute couple (nah).  I really think of this as a wish for a simpler life, which many people on this side of the pond think of as royal life from which we descended.

    What bothers me more than anything is the other fascination, boxing.  A primitive beating between two men.  It is sad to think in 2015 there are many living in 0 BCE when two slaves would be set on each other to satisfy the blood thirst of the crowd.  Now it is high roller betting money people.

    Oh well. At least I am old enough to remember when we tried to bring peace and love to the world.

  • amber waves

    Why does the mainstream media cover the royal family of UK?  Americans fought for decades and lost many lives ending our ties to the UK monarch.  Feudalism is the antithesis of a merit-based egalitarian society, and its promotion is most unamerican. UK continues to have vestiges of a class based society…and our class based society has become more pronounced in recent decades.

    I concur boxing is gross.