Are you as sick and tired as I am of the media whores who have been popping up on every newscast lately pulling incredibly stupid, even dangerous stunts just to get their faces on television and the internet? What is it about some people that they will go to extremes just to get their faces onto a television screen?
First we had the idiots in Colorado who had the entire nation sitting on the edges of our seats, glued to the television, when they reported that their young son had accidentally flown away in a homemade balloon. I was just as worried as everybody else about the child, but even before the balloon floated to the ground, I told my wife that I had a feeling that this was some kind of publicity stunt.
Of course, we all know now that it was a publicity stunt in hopes of landing a role on a reality television show. Those parents have pleaded guilty to some minor charge in the case, but we all know that they really don’t give a damn, because they accomplished what they set out to do. They got to stand in the spotlight and be the center of attention. Personally, I think they both should do jail time, have to reimburse authorities for every penny spent on the chase after the balloon, and their kids should be placed in a home where they won’t be mere tools for sick adults’ quests to feel important.
Now we have the husband and wife who crashed a White House state dinner and got their pictures taken with the President and Vice President. This too was reportedly an attempt to get onto yet another reality TV show. News reports say the couple has pulled all kinds of dumb stunts to get publicity in the past. And again, they are getting just what they want, face time in front of the cameras.
I hope they are both charged with felonies for lying to Federal officers in bluffing their way into the White House. And I hope they do jail time for it and get slapped with hefty fines. Maybe it will give some other nutcase wannabe celebrity pause to think before they pull the next game like this, because sooner or later someone is going to get hurt when one of these things go down, and more than likely it will be some rescue worker who thinks he or she is responding to a real situation.
You’ll notice that I have not mentioned any of these creeps by name. It’s not because I’m worried about a lawsuit, I just don’t want to give them any more undeserved exposure.
I have an idea of how we can give them what they want and what they deserve at the same time. Isn’t COPS a reality TV show? How about film of them making a perp walk as they are escorted handcuffed into jail? Maybe a big cellmate named Sweaty Eddie would offer to become their manager and introduce them to a whole new career.
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