I have been horribly remiss in posting for almost two weeks. I went out of town for a few days and it appears I’ve let my routine slide. ~sorry~
As I’m sure most people have heard about the fiasco surrounding Charlie Sheen, I felt compelled to write about it as well. Not so much about what he is doing but more about how the media and public in general are handling it. Most people will say they are tired of hearing about it yet the only reason the media continues to cover it is because the public continues to tune in to those stories. It’s a sick cycle that no one seems capable of breaking; I find myself saying I’m only tuning in to see ‘if’ they are going to talk about it but that’s exactly what they want you to do…advertisers pay big money for spots during those broadcasts and so the cylce just keeps going on and on. The only way to stop it is to completely stop watching, which is unlikely to happen. Or the media could say ‘we’re not going to cover that story anymore’ which of course will NEVER happen, so we’re stuck watching what we don’t want to see.
There are those who get a sick satisfaction out of watching a celebrity self destruct; I guess they figure “we put them there so why can’t we watch them fall”. It’s pretty sad that this is considered entertainment.
Enough ranting about the media and the general public’s consumption of trash news…ttfn