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Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Much ado about nothing

I don't know about you but I'm a little tired of the Erin Anderews saga. So she got peeped on. She didn't get raped, the guy is rightfully in prison, and it didn't hurt her career any. So now, since a guy peeped on her and video-taped it, nobody can say anything critical about her without being accused of being insensitive to her victim hood and the larger victim hood of all women? Here is Elizabeth Hasselbeck's joke on the impossible to watch show The View regarding Erin Andrews' appearance on Dancing.....

From TVGuide -- Hasselbeck, who is a host of US chat show The View, recently criticised ESPN reporter Andrews' revealing outfits during her performances on the dance show.

She also made comments about Andrews' convicted stalker, who was recently given a 30-month prison sentence.

She said: 'If I'm him, I'm like: 'Man, I just could have waited 12 weeks and seen this little bit less without the prison time.''

What is so bad about that? She's right. The extraordinarily revealing outfits they make the women wear are the only reason that show's as popular as it is. Only the female half of the audience gives a crap about the dancing....and half of those tune in to see the firm buttocks of the men in ridiculously tight, thin slacks. Seriously, they could name the show, "Playing horseshoes with the Stars" and as long as the women are dressed as hookers and the men in tight slacks, ratings will be high.

Are we so sensitive as a culture that we can't make harmless jokes about people anymore? Well, count me out of that. I'll continue to poke fun of and criticize others anytime I feel like it.


David said...

I'm still trying to decide if EH is attractive or not. But surely her participation on the show "The Harpies", er, I mean "The View" discounts any hotness.

A testament to the statement "ignorance is bliss" both for EH and the audience.

Bill Lockhart said...

No one apparently has the self esteem to handle any negative comments anymore without devolving into a emotional breakdown. Now we are having laws against cyber-bullying? Please, how is that worse than in person? And how is not infringement on free speech? When we have our ability to criticize censored our feedom is over--it will start out little and build to totalitarian.