Monday, November 30, 2009

Yet another reason to end reality TV

I'm sure by now you've all heard of 3 stories in the past week. The whole Adam Lambert thing which was blown way out of proportion by people who can't handle someone different. Next would be this whole Tiger Woods thing, which is more of people wanting to know more information than they should know about a man's personal life.

Those two aside, I want to focus on the couple that crashed the White House dinner. First of all, someone dropped the ball and let them in. I heard this afternoon that the lady that normally lets people in or rejects them was let go by some lady in Obama's administration when he took over, stating that it wouldn't be worth keeping her because in these economic times there weren't going to be many big dinners. I paraphrased that whole thing, but you get the idea.

On top of this, there is the whole secret service/white house security issues. The fact that this couple slipped in is, quite honestly, disconcerting. I mean, sure they were harmless, but what if they had been some kind of terrorists or murderers or something. At this dinner were tons of dignitaries and other people of power. Had these two been the kind to cause some trouble, who knows what could have happened!

This brings me to my next point, why did they even bother crashing? The answer is that they wanted to get their own...wait for it...reality show. I think I read somewhere that they wanted to be on one of those real housewives show or something.

If you've read my blogs in the past, then you know that I am no fan of reality TV. As a matter of fact, I think it is the bane of our existence and embodies all that is wrong with our overinformed society.

If ever there was a reason to gather them all up and hit the cancel button, this was it. When folks are so delusional that they endanger National Security, even if they aren't a threat, it is a problem. The sad part about it is that these people just want some time in the spotlight, and they're getting it.

I don't want to say they should get away with this, but no matter what happens, they'll get some kind of publicity from this, which is quite ridiculous, if you ask me. Still, something needs to be done...I suggest tar and feathering, but considering how they want to be reality stars, that probably wouldn't work since they were ready to embarrass themselves on national TV.

What do you guys think?


Descartes said...

Crashing the Obama party is no big deal, let's see if they can get into some of After Oscar Parties.

It does seem that once upon a time there were actual news stories, but the real world is kind of boring. All that war and hunger and death-who wants to hear about that stuff?

The real problem with reality show types is that they give hope to all the other reality show types out. Hey, if they did that, what can we do?

Perez Hilton became famous for making fun of Britney Spears and ends up appearing in a Britney Spear video. That's the real problem-this crap works and people become famous for no reason at all.

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