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Tempus Kept On Fugiting
Several months ago I got so fed up with the
media that I stopped watching Cable News. Did it cold turkey too. Not
even a sneak peek at Chris Matthews or an occasional brief respite with
Imus or O'Reilly. Just cut 'em right out of my daily schdule. I thought
it would be tough and I'd mind. I didn't.
In fact, it was pretty nice NOT hearing my daily dose of gloom, doom,
disinformation, and exaggeration. I turned on the soap channel and
settled for mind rot.
And then Mrs Alito cried at her husband's senate confirmation hearings,
I saw a headline about it at my isp's address, and there went my
resolve to keep my nose out of anything politic. I turned on C-Span and
settled in for hours and hours of the purest form of unadulterated
rubbish I've seen in while. I mean this stuff beat out All My Children and Days Of Our Lives, and that's nuthin' to sneeze at.
Last night, in a very weak moment, and also because I had no idea who
was on the schedule at that time, I tuned into MSNBC. BIG mistake.
There in front of God and everybody was Rita Cosby and her breathy,
husky, addenoidal, irritating voice talking with Natalee Holloway's
mother. The good news is that Jug Twitty wasn't with her. The bad
news is that the media is still milking every last drop of
unpasteurized dribbles out of this story.
According to Rita and Beth, the Van der Sloots are going to appear in
an Aruba court today to sue for damages from the Aruban government
because of their combined arrests in the Holloway case. Rita and Beth
are incensed. The good news is that with the acquisition of better
equipment, diving will resume to recover Natalee's body. Word is that
Natalee was put into a fish trap and lowered into very deep water.
Divers are going to try to recover the trap in their renewed
continuation of the search.
I don't want to throw a wet blanket on the blame game the media has
nurtured toward Aruba and the Van der Sloot's, but I do wonder if
anyone got the message through all of this turmoil over Natalee's
disappearance that setting a bunch of high school seniors loose on
foreign soil so they can drink themselves silly and cavort on moonlit
beaches is a really, REALLY bad idea. It seems to me to come down to
one very important fact: Show me a responsible 18 year old with high
intelligence scores and a glowing future on the horizon and I'll show
you Natalee Holloway. No wait... I can't because while she fit the
perfect profile, she's gone.
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