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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Jon Benet Ramsey & That Wacko

No, this blog isn't turning into a tabloid (although some on the Left would deem my opinions not worthy for a tabloid).

When I learned of this news yesterday, I could swear that I heard a primal scream and the sound of mid-length blonde hair being ripped frenetically from someone's scalp. That and a lot of gnashing of teeth.

You just know that she had banked on this case to skyrocket her to fame over the next year. Nancy and every other cable news idiot.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (10)
Immoral Majority said...

This case, as well as the half a dozen or so cases of missing/murdured attractive white women, are examples of the only real bias that is consistant throughout commercial media - profit.

People on both the left and the right argue back and forth about liberal/conservative bias, but nothing can be proven because for every liberal in the media, there is a comparable conservative. The one unifying factor throughout, though, is profit. In all cases, they want to make the most possible money with the least possible cost. Nothing generates more ad revenue than a missing pretty white woman. Sending correspondents to Africa to cover genocide is not only much more expensive, but it is unnatractive to advertisers because watching stories about genocide just doesn't put people in the mood to buy things.

St Wendeler said...

We should definitely nationalize the media, no?

Immoral Majority said...

I say, let the commercial outlets continue about their business. Commercial media, like all capitalist enterprises, will eventually destroy itself.

St Wendeler said...

Yes, history certainly proves you right in that regard - Capitalist enterprises always destroying themselves.

Immoral Majority said...

There have been numerous examples of this self-destruction in recent history. Enron, etc. choose to allow their companies to self-destruct in favor of short-term gain. With regard to the news media, I think that it will just eventually get so bad that no one will want to watch anymore. Maybe they will adapt, and choose quality over cheap, easy to produce garbage. I hope they do. Capitalist enterprises, however, are nearly incapable of choosing long-term security over short-term gain.

St Wendeler said...

Guess I'll short Viacome and TimeWarner.

Thanks for the investment advice, Imoral!

(btw, might want to fix the spelling of your name. Unless that's your schtick...)

St Wendeler said...

Hell... if all capitalist enterprises end up destroying themselves, I suppose I should short the DJIA and the S&P 500...

Certainly would've paid off over the last 100 years.

Wait... except for "good" corporations like Ben & Jerry's... I guess I'd have to exclude those.

I suppose that they're the ones that have created all of the wealth and progress over the past 100 years.

Brian said...

Hey Ice cream is BIG you know...

St Wendeler said...

Ice cream and Birkenstocks...

It's a lock!

Immoral Majority said...

Thanks for noticing the typing error in my name. I never said I was a good speller. I typed it right in every other place but the user name. I suppose misspelling makes all of my comments invalid?

Surely your investments would have done well throughout the last 100 years. I recommend the end of the 1920's. Or the 1970's. Or the beginning of the 1990's. Or the end of the 1990's.