Saturday, May 02, 2009

"She's a M.F. S.O.B."

Three weeks ago, it was Susan Boyle

Two weeks ago, it was Twitter (Why? Oprah joined it).

And this past week, it was the H1N1 Flu (or "The Flu Formerly Known as Swine")

That kind of week-long media frenzy isn't anything new or uncommon, but instead of creating an overnight sensation or watching the Big "O" send her first Tweet, this health scare sold thousands of masks, closed hundreds of schools and lead to yet another episode of "Joe Biden Says the Darndest Things!" Which made me think...

Where was this kind of media frenzy when we lost habeas corpus? When Bush tapped our phones without a warrant? When our President lied to start a war?

Yes, the media covered those events, but not with the intensity of a "new" 10-year old Susan Boyle song. Not with the attention to detail one finds in the critiques of Oprah's first Tweet .

Which is why I kind of wish that Leslie Kritzner's new character, Roz Reinbaum, was a real reporter. So that she could bring her unique and hilarious intensity to the important news of the day.

"We know that young man was killed in the commitment of a robbery. It wasn't because he was gay. The bill was named for him, the hate-crimes bill was named for him, but it's really a hoax that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills."

...Roz could shove a microphone in her face and say, "This is UNACCEPTABLE!"

P.S. The "box color" line nearly killed me. 

P.S.S. The CSI Miami spoof on the swine flu is from The Daily What.


james said...

i gotta say, ... i agree with you.

and further, where was the frenzy when people were dying of AIDS? this flu thing is unpleasant, sure, but to see everybody get worked up over it and have it be the first 10 minutes on every newscast, etc., when how many people were already sick and dying in the 1980s, before anybody 'mainstream' cared to mention a thing about it?

AJohnP said...

I LOVE Leslie Kritzer.
More proof that I was meant to become addicted to your blog.

buddha_girl said...

Sounds like Foxx needs someone to punch her in the head. I'm a big girl. I pack a wallop.

I'll throw myself in the ring with her for the sake of truth and honesty. As well as revenge.

Aaron said...

Foxx looks like someone ALREADY clocked her in the head. With a snow shovel. That would explain the crossed eyes.

(Hey, I didn't want to go there, but when you say stupid homophobic shit, you invite criticisms of your own anamolies. Love that fugly haircut, too, and did she steal that suit from the Church Lady? She must have wiped her ass on it first.)