Saturday, December 12, 2009

An Open Letter to the "Media"

Dear Media,

I am breaking up with you. I know this comes as a shock, but you have finally betrayed my confidence one too many times. I know. You want to keep me aware of the many issues that fill our world, but your concept of the world and mine are very different.

Brace yourself. I do not care if Tiger Woods has night putted with every female caddy in North America. He plays golf for a living. I did not vote for him. He makes no decision that directly impacts my life for good or bad. He has made a gazillion dollars playing golf. That is all. He plays a game well. His choices are between him and his wife. Not me. I, take a breath, don't care. We have no commitment.

I know this comes as a shock to you since I have forgiven your previous transgressions: making Michael Jackson a freak (whether he was or not); dogging the wife of John Edwards or even that creepy Ted What's-His-Name; and we won't even discuss that horrible eighteen months that you haunted little Brittany Spears. Their personal life is not my business. I don't want to know.

What I do want to know is:

When will our men and women come home from Afghanistan and Iraq?
Is global warming really an issue?
What is working in the economy?
How can I lose twenty pounds in two days (oops, that one slipped in)?

I know you have promised to be dependable, but I feel that our trust is broken and can no longer be repaired. I hope you will be able to move on. I have.

Sincerely,

Matty

7 comments:

  1. Amen!

    I have gotten to the point I stopped watching any of the 24/7 news channels. Except Hukkabee (sp?)... but I don't think he'll discuss Tiger.

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  2. That was great Matty! I these trying times can the press really afford to focus on so many shallow issues?

    Jane

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  3. LOL, your posts made me smile. I totally agree xoxox Clarice

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  4. LOL! I totally agree! I've made an effort to stay away from the tv news for a while now. I read my newspaper but then I can pick and choose which articles to read and which to leave alone.

    Manuela

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Thanks for dropping in on the farm today! I enjoy your comments!

Warmly,

Matty