Friday, June 08, 2007

Justice and the News, or Lack Thereof

Let's just state the obvious: House arrest for Paris Hilton is like a glorified vacation.

When I was sick as a kid, I'd have to stay in the house for days at a time. I loved it. I could watch Price Is Right, soaps and Lifetime movies. I could have homecooked food instead of cafeteria food. So minus the sick part, it was pretty fantastic.

How is putting Paris back at home punishment? She's got a 4 bedroom pad in LA and a fitted ankle bracelet to track her... she'll probably Bedazzle the dang thing.

I hate to feed the machine by talking about this, but it makes me angry that I even know about the case. Let's review some of the real news that should be getting attention...
- G8 Summit
- Immigration bill
- War in Iraq
- Putin's stance on missles
- Twisters in the Midwest

And then there is the case of Eric Volz, the 28-year-old American magazine publisher who is imprisoned in Nicaragua for a murder he did not commit. Read through the evidence (or lack there of) in the case and keep Eric in your thoughts and prayers. His case makes Hilton's case look even more ridiculous.

I don't know why I'm surprised by all this. Our major news outlets abdicated their responsibility to report on real news long ago. For example, my father was interviewed by CNN a few months ago and all they used was a three-second soundbyte that was so out of context that it spun the whole story the way they wanted.

All I want for Christmas is for my cable package to include BBC International...

1 comment:

Amanda & Ben said...

"She'll Probably bedazzle the damn thing" HA! you crack me up.