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.
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.