Sunday, August 20, 2006

Maybe if they were all wealthy, white beauty queens

How many children died in Darfur this week? (How many around the world? How many were raped? How many forced into prostitution or war? How many infected with HIV?) And, given that, why is JonBenet Ramsey once again so important that CNN, FOX News(?) and all the major networks go into orgasmic spasms about an insane man who claims to have killed her (but about whom we apparently know little more than he is a pedophile who may not even have been in Boulder at the relevant time)?

8 comments:

RottweilerTOM said...

Tyler: Please explain this. Since we are inundated with pics and news accounts of these nut-job, media outlets keep on saying "his former wives who were 16 and 14 at the time????" Am I hearing this right? In what state is marriage to a 16 year old legal? Maybe the backwoods of West Virgina but "officially married" I think not!

RottweilerTOM said...

Tyler: Please explain this. What right-minded parent dresses their kid up like a turn of the century San Francisco saloon whore, and then parades her on stage? I always thought this was strange (unless you do that do your pets and bring them to the dog park) (WATCH OUT MATEO),,,,and I am convinced that someone in that family committed this tragic incident.

Tyler said...

I didn't say that he was okay--though you can marry at 16 with parental consent in that backwater state you are from. I said that this is not actually a very important piece of news. It's sensational, sure. But it just goes to remind us that one death is a tragedy and millions is a statistic.

John said...

To say that the recent “break” in the JonBenet case is not actual news is like saying that Madonna is not actually a singer, or George Bush was not actually elected in 2000; while the statement may be true, it ignores the sick and pivotal role that celebrity plays in our culture. You will listen to everything Nancy Grace has to say, and you will like it.

John said...

Also, Jonny-B (as I call her) is the Lindsay Lohan of dead beauty queens. The strange men, the outrageous lifestyle, the steady diet of cocaine and sequins – you’re not sure why, but you can’t look away, and you’re secretly holding your breath for the day she clocks Paris Hilton in the middle of the street.

It’s possible that I need therapy.

jonnykwest said...

howdy neighbor...once again the town I grew up in is put on the map due to some crazy pedophilia wackiness. I think they are gonna put it on the sign entering the city limits...Petaluma, a great city for children...wink wink.

And for the record, Nancy Grace is amazing. I saw her try to make a rape joke over the duke debacle...rape=comic gold. There is no way that could have gone badly.

RottweilerTOM said...

Did she tell the joke with that evil angry stare into the camera she does so well???

John said...

No, but all of this media attention is garnering some great press for my emo band, The JonBenet Ramsies (formerly the Jennifer Lover Hewitts).