If the Casey Anthony media fascination has taught me one thing, it’s that the majority of the American public are as imbecilic as the rest of the world sees us. I am truly embarrassed at the widespread focus, fascination and resources being used to bring light on one pathetic human being over the tragic death of a her child.
Make no mistake: the death of the child IS tragic. It’s our fascination with hating someone and making them a media sensation that makes this such a bad reflection on us all. I am fairly certain that there are dozens (hundreds?) of other deaths and tragedies of justice that the news could educate us about that deserve our attention and energies to change the world. Who care’s, though? Angry housewives and Nancy Grace MUST BE HEARD, right? <facepalm>
Last night, I was in Orlando and saw that a local news station had dedicated a Twitter account and even a website where the (m)asses could congregate online to obsess about where this local chick was going in the middle of the night a plane.
So if I so don’t give a shit about it, why am I writing about this post? The truth, dear reader, is that this post isn’t about her. It’s about how crappy the media has become and how they can’t spell the word “quiet.” See image below.
Typos in my blog as some random asshole on the Internet are one thing. Media outlets who can’t catch typos as professional sources of information just prove that the people feeding the information are just as uneducated as the idiots reading it.
<gets off soapbox>