Friday, August 17, 2007

When ugly and pretty meet and ugly wins.

The guy on the left is Bob Murray, misshapen troll who owns a mine where three people died this week and more are trapped or presumed missing. The woman on the right is Erin Burnett, anchor on CNBC, the cable news network that focuses on the financial markets. Chris Matthews made a complete idiot of himself over Ms. Burnett's attractiveness this week. Given how I gush over Indira Varma and Winona Ryder and Honeysuckle Weeks, I guess I shouldn't judge, but a blog isn't quite as public as a cable TV show.

But this essay isn't about physical attractiveness. To paraphrase Dr. King, one day we may live in a world where we are judged by the content of our character and not the suppleness of our skin. In that world, Bob Murray and Erin Burnett are scum. Their DNA may read as human, but the words that pour out of their mouths show that they are more closely related to cockroaches.

Murray can't stop lying, unless of course he decides to bully. He says a quake caused the collapse. Seismologists say otherwise. He says he doesn't use retreat mining practices. Documents say otherwise. He says no one knew that part of the mine wasn't safe. Leaked memos say otherwise. Is it surprising he's a big Republican backer? Is it surprising the head of the federal agency in charge of mine safety is a former mine owner and large contributor to the Republican Party? If you answered yes to either question, are you always this easily surprised?

Why would I compare this vile monster, morally responsible for at least three deaths (and if there is a God, legally responsible as well) to the lovely and personable Ms. Burnett? She also said something this week that is beyond disgusting. Here's the quote.

"(...if) China is to start making, say, toys that don't have lead in them or food that isn't poisonous, their costs of production are going to go up and that means prices at Wal-Mart here in the United States are going to go up too. So I would say China is our greatest friend right now. They're keeping prices low."

Yes, low prices for everybody is worth a few dead consumers, a few children with disabilities. You see, a low inflation rate helps everybody*. Unsafe products only hurt a few, statistically speaking.

[sarcasm off]

Really, if Ugly Don Imus can lose his job at NBC over "nappy headed ho's", Pretty Erin Burnett should find herself in the unemployment line for cavalierly accepting deaths and disabilities as long as the economy is humming.

We live in a world where people like this are on TV EVERY FUCKING DAY. Because of this, they are the supposed mainstream and we just those wacky left wing fringe bloggers.

I despair for this country and this world. In the words of Tom Waits "Who are the ones that we left in charge? Killers, thieves and lawyers. God's away on business. Business."


*We don't actually have a low inflation rate. The Core Inflation Rate is another God damned lie, brought to us by that lying scumbag Ronald Wilson Reagan.

5 comments:

FranIAm said...

Given how I gush over Indira Varma and Winona Ryder and Honeysuckle Weeks, I guess I shouldn't judge, but a blog isn't quite as public as a cable TV show.

We come here for the gushing Matty. Its ok.

But Ass BAG Matthews on tv- that is another matter all the way around.

This mine situation is tragic... And such a metaphor!

The collapse is our country, the denial is Bush, the so called rescue is a disaster.

This is the 10th time I have said this today and I feel pathetic, but I think it is so horribly true.

Distributorcap said...

and a lot of dead pets


it amazes how SO many people on teevee say SO many stupid things and never get called on it

the mothers of america should be up in arms about Erin's comment -- but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, fucking Janet Jackson's 2 second nipple performance is more sinister

Zoey & Me said...

money, money, money . . . good one Matty.

KELSO'S NUTS said...

I think I can shake you off Winona Ryder. Remember 1993 when she and Marc Klaas when stumping with Dan Lundgren to get the nation's 3ks-and-you're-out law passed? Remember the first guy to go to Stoney Lonesome w/o parole? What did he steal a slice of pizza or a 2nd hand bicycle?

I can only assume that as she has 2x felonies on her (grand theft and possession), she'll gladly go up for life with the next one, awaiting sentencing not in BH lockup but in Sybil Brand!

Possession charge was stupid given how ridiculous drug laws are, but shop lifting for someone with her money is inexcusable. You know what some Mex would have gotten for stealing from Barney's? Then again, as she was so willing to throw in with law-and-order Nazi Lundgren, she really can't gripe about minor possession.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You are so dead on. I despise them both.