Wednesday, April 14, 2010

No escape?

Really, Mona Charen?

We are drowning in salaciousness and some of us are choking on it. Like geese having our livers prepared for foie gras, we are force-fed a steady diet of infidelity, corruption, theft, drug use, violence, addiction, and sexual misconduct among public figures. Perhaps the goose is luckier. When it gets fat enough, they kill it. We consumers of American media, by contrast, seem to have no escape.
What do you mean 'we,' kemosabe? Do you have a mouse in your pocket? There's always the option of logging off the Internet or turning off the TV. That's not to say that will make it any better, as little to nothing will change as far as government officials' misconduct goes if we don't stand up and hold our elected officials accountable at the polls. But as for the rest of them, again, that's what the off button -- or the refusal to click on the headline -- is for.

I will note, that it was so great to see Phil Mickelson win the Masters, if only because it took some of the focus off Tiger Woods. It was nice to see one of the good guys get some attention.