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.