09 Mar 2009
Fifteen minutes is enough

As I passed by the TV, I heard an interviewer ask Nadya Suleman‘s grandfather if he was prepared for not just fifteen minutes of fame but a lifetime of fame. Arrgh.

I. Just. Don’t. Care.

Please, can’t we all just get over it? She’s a statistical outlier. Granted this raises some moral, ethical, social, and (gasp) political questions … but so do many other events. Just let the people who can do something about it deal with it. Reporting on it is fine, occasional brief updates are okay, but don’t turn it into an ongoing media circus.

I’m tired of every unusual event being trotted out to the track, raced around the circuit until it’s dead, and then being flailed until it is a fine molecular mist of blood and gore spattered over every available surface. Not yet satisfied, every talking head and pundit then sucks it into their mouth and lungs and spews it out yet again onto the cringing public.

I’d be much more concerned about the folks who are so obsessed with this, particularly those who found it necessary to make death threats. Where’s the massive media coverage of those psychotic imbeciles? They are the real threats to society.

Oh, and get off my lawn.

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