Monday, October 19, 2009

Hysteria II

I've received a few e-mails recently about controversial tv and radio talk show hosts.  You know the ones-- Beck, O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Savage, Imus, Olbermann, Maddow, Dobbs, et al.

Never lose sight of one thing.  They're entertainers.  They're not journalists.  Their job is to push your buttons, make you angry, and inspire you to listen longer.  That's all.  Don't read more into this than there needs to be.

If they bug you, turn them off.  That's the ultimate insult.  That's the thing they hate the most, more than Bush, Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid combined.

That pretty Italian girl on the Food Network is always making gnocchi or something.  Some guy on the Travel Channel is devouring a giant burrito.  Match Game is always funny on GSN.  Watch or listen to something else.  You have hundreds of choices.  Better yet.  Turn off the tv and radio and read something.