It's a sad, sorry indictment of our society that the obsession with the personal implosions and criminal 'adventures' of ditzy, dipwad youthFOOL celebrities so dominates the broadcast and print media. Has such an influence on others.Britney 'Commando' Spears, Paris 'Jailbird Twit' Hilton, Lindsay Loser LiLo Lohan, Nicole 'Why Does She Rate 2 Minutes of Time?' Ritchie, belong in jail and/or serious rehab, not the fashionable California-style revolving-door rehab where they can check themselves in and out to go shopping.
How about sending these shameless, unapologetic, spoiled rich brats who have no personal boundaries, no regard for the law, and no class to a place that just might make a difference in their lives.
Like, say, Maricopa County's lockup run by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Now THAT I'd watch.
I don't want to spend my time trying to avoid reading the miles (and miles) of print and avoid watching the hours (and hours) of broadcast time devoted to these youthFOOL idiots wasting their lives when there are many young people whose lives are so much worthier.
But unfortunately not news-worthier.
For instance, does anyone remember the names of the two young American soldiers taken captive in Iraq last May?
They are Byron Fouty
and Alex Jimenez
Can you name the 22-year old U.S.M.C. Marine who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor?
Corporal Jason Dunham
If you want to do some in-depth coverage on someone, how about "the most wounded GI",
Joseph Briseno Jr and his family?
Most Severely Wounded Soldier
Or U.S. Marine Sgt. James 'Eddie' Wright, who became a martial arts instructor despite losing both hands in Iraq?
Someone You Should Know
Or Lori Piestewa, believed to be the first American Indian woman killed in combat ?
A Wrong Turn in the Desert
The real sacrifices made by these young people who live(d) their lives with honor and courage, who never sought the spotlight but who so absolutely deserve it, are worth far more than anything Britney, Paris or Li-Lo could ever hope to accomplish.