Friday Mental Massage: Facts edition

It’s been a week of big opinions here at Rapid Eye Reality. While it’s really entertaining, I thought it was time to cleanse ourselves with some facts (or, at least, facts as I see them…which probably makes them opinions, but that’s how everybody else wants to operate, and we’re not going to let the truth get in the way of a good headline). So, let’s get to it.

The White House Beer Summit was a clever distraction from missing the health care vote and the Cash for Clunkers program running out of cash. With the media buying in, the dog was properly wagged. Thing is, getting everybody together for a beer was probably a good idea. Doing it with full reporting on who was drinking what and where cameras could see you? That was public relations. Respectfully, Mr. President, even your supporters wish you’d kept your mouth shut in a primetime news conference on the subject of the uncomfortable arrest of one of your friends. Just makes one wonder why you would take the question in the first place. Oh yeah…I get it. Well played.

Speaking of Cash for Clunkers…even the people like me who are for taking all the money in the world and dividing it up among every living person (that is what Obama supporters want to do, right, my conservative friends?), let’s stop giving everyone a reason to think we’re taking every penny America has and spending it in one year, okay? We get that you ran out of money. Stuff spends fast, doesn’t it? Let’s not turn this into a home repair project that lasts forever. Another $2 billion? Really?

CNN, you’re ruining journalism. Or, at least you’re watering it down so much, you’re starting to embarrass me. Above the fold on your front page right now you are running: Two Michael Jackson headlines, one Usher headline, one headline including the word “poo,” and one Jon and Kate headline. You are quickly becoming a feeding ground for Los Angeles Douchebagicus. Stop it. There’s not much left in cable news worth watching and you’re not helping.

If you find yourself at any point wondering whether Reggie Bush cheated on Kim Kardashian or Kim Kardashian cheated on Reggie Bush, you are the reason the terrorists have a chance at winning.

It’s ironic when you use social media to bash social media…the first time.

I’m not right, and neither are you.

The Friday Mental Massage is how this blog would appear if I didn’t care what my writing looked like and people cared about the mundane aspects of my life. Its goal is to massage all the junk out of my mental muscles at week’s end with the hope of returning to better writing and subject matter.

Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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1 Response

  1. DuggleBogey says:

    Not only am I not right, it’s not as important to me to be right.