Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Why is it...
that celebrity and political sex snafus dominate the headlines in this country?
I mean, we have 20,000 poor bastards on their way to Afghanistan, a mind-boggling national debt, massive unemployment, a record number of people who aren't getting enough to eat in this land of plenty - in other words, plenty of news - and yet every news site I go to, except for the one for our city paper, is full of the sexual stories about a certain geeky-looking golf player. (For the record, I can't imagine wanting to get into the sack with any golf player, but I suppose that's beside the point.)
Prior to that, it was a certain idiotic governor who followed his prick to Argentina while claiming to be on state business...and so on and so on.
And do you think people really want to read about this?
If so, is it because we are a sex-obsessed, still Puritanical nation, or celebrity-obsessed? All of the above?
I really want to know your opinions.