Thursday, October 7, 2010

News Rage

I have news rage.

It’s a condition brought on by the atrociousness of the stories most talked about in the media. It can be caused by the nature of the event or the nature of the reporting. Either way, the result is pure, unadulterated RAGE!!!

These events and people are everywhere....and I am mad as hell and can't take it anymore.

Like the Connecticut Dr. whose family was robbed, tortured, raped and burned. It was bad enough when it happened. Now, we have to watch the accounts of the poor man having to sit through a trial where the savage beast who committed these acts confessed but blamed his aggression on his “partner in crime.” This story makes me want to become a vigilante...like Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry...“Go ahead....make my day.” Worse, this story causes rage fantasies in which the convicted is brought to a public square and people are allowed to stand on line to do whatever cruel and unusual things they can think of doing to him. I know...my rage is astounding.

Tyler Clemente…this story makes me want to place the roommate, Dharum Ravi, and his friend in the same public square. This story makes me wonder how the lines between human decency and behavior which lacks human decency get crossed with such disregard? Was it a "bias crime?" I don't know but clearly hate, ignorance and Meanness (with a capital "M") were at play here....and Tyler's senseless death makes me angry.

Lindsay Lohan pisses me off too. Stories about Lindsay make me want to stand up and scream, “Who gives a rat’s ass?” Lindsay, Dina and her father should be locked in a holding cell together, for a year or so, with Coach Sue from Glee. I just want her to go away. I liked the remake of the Parent Trap…I really did, but I can't watch it anyway anymore…since Natasha died…so I really have no place in my life for spoiled Lindsay anymore.

Finally, Oksana Grigoriera....and Mel Gibson. Well Oksana...in the words of Gomer Pyle..."Surprise, Surprise!" The anti-semitic adulterer isn't the sweetest man around. You just noticed the guy has a mean streak? Seriously, does anyone care about this?

I could go on and on...but I am pissimg myself off writing this.
I will say, though, that there is a therapeutic side to getting your thoughts on paper.

You all should try it some time.

2 comments:

Winston said...

haha this made me laugh. You nailed it.

Jeff "The Sales Pro" Goldberg said...

I'm with you 100% Leslie! The news and the people they're reporting on make me FURIOUS.