Say it ain  

sandhazard 55M
122 posts
8/1/2006 7:34 pm

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8/19/2006 3:14 pm

Say it ain

Ok, the journalistic excellence is now completely GONE. I don't think American journalism could sink any lower....could they?

So Mel Gibson is pulled over because he is driving 87 mph in a 45 mph zone. When he stumbles out of the car the Sheriff knows he is drunk. Mel starts his verbal abuse and when the Sheriff starts to direct him to the patrol car Mel bolts for his car to try and escape.

Game Over....hand cuff the drunk hall him off to jail and end of story. Oh hell no! We need RATINGS so let's scan every word that Mel spewed out of his drunken mouth and lets spin this story up to high gear.

First let me say that I am NO fan of Mel Gibson. Yes the man has some talent but come on, he didn't end world hunger and I don't think he found a cure for cancer did he?

For the media to spin this story up on the fact that some drunken man started saying a bunch of crap is truly sad! I lost my cousin to a drunk driver so maybe I am a little jaded here but I think the FOCUS of the story should be about this person was IMPAIRED by alcohol and driving 87 mph through the streets of Malibu! Shouldn't that be the only story reported here!?!

I could care LESS if he jumped out of the car and started spewing all kinds of hate and garbage out of his mouth....HE'S DRUNK!

I am more worried that he will jump back into a car and start downing a fifth of something and the next time he's doing 87 mph in a 45 some innocent person just happens to be in his way before the police can stop him.

The fact that the media has placed more emphasis on what he was saying in his drunken stupor and hardly mention the part of the story where he was driving drunk makes me sick. MSNBC spent 20 minutes on the story they interviewed SIX people about what Mel said....The fact that he was driving drunk was mentioned one time at the beginning of the segment, it was NEVER mentioned again. The entire 20 minutes focused on the antisemitic statements that he made and speculation on if he was sincere enough in his public apology.

Am I the only person seeing the real story here? Is the American public so much more interested in hate that they would rather hear about what a drunk rich man says about a group of people, then to see him pay dearly for driving while intoxicated and endangering life while doing it?

This is one of the reasons I left the Media business, it was destroying my soul. It truly saddens me to think the viewing public wants to see HATE rather then see justice, the ratings prove it.

I bet we haven't heard the last of Mel's drinking and driving problems.

Update: The O'Reiley Factor just did a bit on Mel and the only thing they focused on was how internet blogs can ruin a celebrity's career by posting rumor and unflattering photos. Not a word about Drunk Driving! So sad.

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
8/1/2006 8:33 pm

Good post!

sandhazard 55M
129 posts
8/1/2006 8:58 pm

Thanks Angel.


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