Monday, August 14, 2006

Alert the Media: Boy George Sweeps a Gutter

This morning in New York City, Boy George (80's "Culture Club" singer) began his five day community service for some civil infraction. If you actually care about the details, take a look at the article. It seems the purpose of the media attention to this "non-event" is of course to humiliate Boy George. However, it has had the opposite affect on me. I think it humiliates our media to a far greater degree:

The image is so bizarre to see a crowd of reporters, stacked several people deep, with dozens of cameras pointed a man sweeping a street in an orange vest. If only all community service contributors were provided such attention, I suppose we'd see an increase in DUIs across the country. At any rate, I find this sort of "empty" news to be a waste of a front page headline, when there are so many more important things the world should be informed about. (It was the feature story on Yahoo, news). How embarrassing.

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