Elvis was the new Messiah
The apocalypse began yesterday
And we are all living in Hell.
Taunted by big busted bleached blonde bimbos
With a craving for sex on the next Geraldo-Jim Stoddard, "Geraldo Stomp" 1988
Every morning when I arrive at work, I'm confronted by the old crone and old fag I work with, asking me for my opinion on the recent development in the Anna Nicole case, or the latest antics of britney Spears. Blissfully unaware, I ask what those may be, when one of them asks, "Don't you watch the news?"
What has happened to our news providers? Are these people so important that they need to be constantly covered by "serious" journalists? Haven't we all had enough of bleach blonde skanks? (I know I have) I informed my co-workers that I never watch the news, and they reply, "Then how do you know what's going on in the world?"
The local Fox affiliate has news at ten amd every Tuesday they run a segment entitled "Idol Notes", which is a recap of what you just watched for the last two hours on their station. No wonder we're in the state we're in, our attention spans are so shortened we have to be reminded every couple of hours what we just watched. Is it a conspiracy that every morning radio show plays highlights from American Idol?
Real news are stories such as the second US carrier arrrives off Iran. We should all be discussing how the idiots in charge are ready to plunge the US into WWIII,, not the latest developments in the Anna Nicole story, which effects two, maybe three people and the rest of us can just fuck off. How about the second largest food and beverage manufacturer laying off 8000 employees? It's okay though, because our idiot president says the economy's doing fine!
I get my news from the internet, because I can choose which stories I need to read, and which will have no bearing on my future. That's why I visit a lot of blogs, not only because I like to gain a different perspective, but because they may have found a story I hadn't.
The corporate media accomplishes two things, offering a non-stop distraction to the simple minded who can cluck their tongues at rich celebrities and say "It just goes to show you money doesn't buy everything". Right. If Britney Spears was just some homeless person with a shaved head do you think she'd garner any attention? Only if she was on the same street as you coming towards you, otherwise you'd look the other way as you passed her. But because she is a washed-up pop princess party girl displaying her pubeless pussy for the paparazzi, people feel they need to chime in and say "Think about her poor kids." Why don't you think about her poor children and stop giving her and her type the attention they crave and maybe they'll act right and her children won't have to grow up like this. But because you need to feel morally superior to a stranger, you cluck like a bunch of hens at feeding time. In the meantime, Bush is spending the country ino a debt we may never be able to pay, and you're not even smart enough to wonder who holds that debt.