Tuesday, June 21, 2005

What about these people?

There's been alot in the news (well Faux Snooze, and the WWWA channels) lately about the runaway bride . I wouldn't know, though, because I don't watch TV anymore.

In any event, alot of the 'commentators' have been upset at her for 'making' the police look for her, and spending all that money. Also, she just signed a big book deal to make alot of money off the whole thing, which makes the 'commentators' even more upset. However, if you read the above, it seems that she is giving money back to her town out of the book deal. Personally, I think that's dumb. No one had to call out the police to search for her. And she should be able to make as damn much money off the whole ordeal as she can.

But, my larger point is that if all the 'commentators' on Faux want to get upset at her for having the police called out, why are they complaining about these bigots, who were planning on protesting a high school graduation, becasue GASP! there was a gay kid graduating. Good heavens! It turns out that police and firefighters from 10 towns had to be called out to ensure everyone's saftey. I have a feeling that in relative terms to the town's budgets, this was probably a bigger hit than the runaway bride caused in suburban Atlanta.

Why isn't this a national story with program after program calling the protesters the bigoted, anti-freedom, un-American, homophobes that they are?

Actually, I do know way. Faux is just the same.

And to make matters even worse, the fricken cowards didn't even show up.


At 12:44 PM, Blogger maki-girl said...

I have also heard lots of rumblings about the runaway bride. What's also very upsetting is who the media chooses to focus on--you can be sure that the runaway bride and the missing girl in Aruba are not the only women to go missing this year, but they have gotten an overwhelming amount of attention. Here's an article wondering if only pretty white girls who go missing get this attention.

At 12:54 PM, Blogger maki-girl said...

The Westboro Baptist Church is truly disturbing. Who are these people? I tried to find out by reading about their "purpose" and here's what they say:

"GOD HATES FAGS" -- though elliptical -- is a profound theological statement, which the world needs to hear more than it needs oxygen, water and bread.

What is wrong with these people!?

The site has so much hatred. God is not about hatred.


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