Look, I don't like this any better than you do. But while I was enjoying my lunch (or trying to), it was brought to my attention that CNN and Fox News are both running indepth team coverage of the "Breaking News" and "Developing News" story of the day, which is that Paris, after being released from the pen for health reasons, has been ordered back into court by the judge. Apparently, outside of her palacial estate, there waited a Sheriff's deputy to take her back in as soon as she got home.
There were also about fifty MILLION media vans.
So here's my question: This is what you, the American people, care about? This obviously clueless, spoiled, half-witted little princess? This is your major concern of the day?
Or is it simply that the mass media have decided that this is what should be important to you? Does anyone really, honestly, give a rat's ass about this chick? I don't think even Paris Hilton honestly cares about Paris Hilton.
And here's what I would like to do about it: I would like to suggest that the next reporter, comedian, blogger, announcer, animator, writer, drug pusher or pimp who so much as utters her name in public*, gets temporarily deported to Western Dharfur, where he or she can spend the next three to six months (depending upon the severity of the offense) reporting on something that's actually important to the human race.
Or to southern Thailand, to cover the strife occuring between Thai Buddhists and Malay/Indonesian Muslims.
Or to parts of Central or South America, to witness firsthand the effect that the illicit drug trade, fueled by rich Americans like young Ms. Hilton here, has on the poor families and villages who are caught between corrupt governments and narco cartels.
I'd like to do that, but obvously that would violate the free speech rights of a whole lotta folks, who are, after all, just trying to make a living by telling you and me what's really important in this country. Thank goodness we have them - otherwise, how would we ever know these things?
How would we ever know what kind of perfume and underwear Ms. Hilton wears? How would we ever understand how difficult it must be to be her? How hard it must be to not be allowed to come and go as she pleases?
Look. I don't like it any better than you do. But while I was enjoying my lunch, little Paris's little world got sucked into a vaccuum. And thankfully for the rest of us, we have CNN and Fox News to suck us all in with it.
*For our part, Tengu House has placed a permanent ban on further posts containing the name or likeness of, or any other direct or indirect reference to, Paris Hilton. People who are famous just for being famous don't particularly deserve our time. She's a sentient being, and should be treated as such, no different from the rest of us.