Thursday, April 19, 2007

Whaaaaaaasssssssssss Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup!!!

Sorry guys, it's been a little while since I last posted and I know you're all hanging on the edge of your seats to hear what I have to say next. Well, A LOT has happened over the past few weeks. Most notably VT. What else is there to say? Nothing. Everyone from every end of the spectrum has said their fill.
I do, however, as with many others, have issue w/ NBC. They claim they pondered over showing what they showed as to whether or not they should. All within the this timeframe had called the FBI, while making the copy of the tapes and pictures, AND putting in their little NBC logo in the corner so everyone could see who had it FIRST. 'Oh, now we can hand it over to the authorities' (You know what.....Fuck First. I'm going to start watching 3 day old news AND advertise it. You know why, because it's the same shit they were airing 3 days ago, and I'll be just as up to date then as the ones who watched it FIRST.)

Well, me, I saw it simply by accident and couldn't believe my eyes. I mean, I expected that that's what the guy was like, but did we really need to see that? No!!! My mouth was agape, not from his insanity, but who got away w/ airing this??? In certain circumstances, my right to know does not superceed my right to exist. And a thank you again to NBC for taking our feelings into account and wanting us to know what the young man was like and why he did what he did. You know what, I don't want to know, I don't NEED to know, and honestly, does it matter??? We're all adults here, you need not coddle us anymore, and for those of us who are not or have kids(which I don't), let them know exactly what is about to transpire on their tv sets so that those people can, wait.............. could this be a possibility, BE PARENTS AND TELL THEIR CHILDREN NOT TO WATCH WHAT IS GOING TO BE ON!!!! And hey NBC, bye and bye, who ever made the decision to air the tapes and photo's, let's not be TOO much of a hypocrite here, and go fire yourself or have someone do it for you!!! Don Imus, (I have heard his show and seen it a few times on MSNBC) said some things he shouldn't have said. So what!!! All of you assholes holding up forgiveness signs for the mass murderer, Screw You!!!! A Shithead blew away 31 people, and took the cowardly way out after the fact and you want to grant him forgiveness. But Ohhhhh noooo, someone says their sorry for what they SAID, no physical harm done, no deep emotional wounds here, but you go and ramrod a guy out of his career for a stupid remark. 'But hey, let's forgive the mass murderer'. There is, not even by a long shot, a level playing field here.



well said dan'o well said. i do however, kind of feel bad for alec baldwin.

Dr. Stephanie said...

I was just thinking about this same issue the other day. Another reason not to show it is because it encourages copycat killings. The guy died, wanting notoriety, and what the hell - that's exactly what the networks gave him.

And something else I'm tired of - I'm tired of the "Was There Something Society Could Have Done To Prevent This Tragedy?!" programming. The answer is: how could we ever tell? Maybe one tiny event could have changed the course of how things happened. Maybe nothing anyone could have done would have stopped it. There is no way to tell. And even if there was, how is that making anything better? We can't go back in time to fix things. We have to move forward. That kind of bullshit does no one any favors, least of all the families of the victims.