Thursday, June 07, 2007

The only thing I have to say about the world's stupidest person and our national obsession with her

There is a war going on right now. In fact, there are two wars, one in Iraq, and an ongoing battle in Afghanistan. In addition, the President-cum-dictator of Russia is ratcheting up the Cold War rhetoric against the US, our government is debating a comprehensive immigration bill, and the leaders of the world recently concluded a summit on global warming.

So please, everyone: stop with the Paris Hilton. What was once a mildly entertaining diversion has turned into a sordid, stupid spectacle that demeans us all. I'm not a crotchety old man, nor do I think personal interest stories should be ignored by the media. But as William Shatner once told a collection of Star Trek-convention geeks: "Get a life, people."


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