Note: this is a rewritten version from yesterday.
In recent weeks I have stopped watching, reading and listening to the news. The only things I have seen are those quick headlines TV3 have during the ads after and the sports news.
The reason for my news-hermitage is that the news is very, very depressing. It used to be I got angry and yelled at the TV. Seriously, Amy was always saying “you know they can’t hear you”. No ones got angrier at the TV than I did. (Well maybe Rogers.)
So I gave up.
[By the way did anyone else see that Ocker Mother Fucker on Close Up @ 7 last night? Commenting on the anti-Lebanese Cronulla riots he said “It’s mob rule…it’s like something you’d see overseas, in the middle east”. There’s a word for people like that and it starts with “Cunt” and ends with “Cunt”.]
I even watch Family Guy (and Clone High when they removed Family Guy) instead of
So yesterday I thought I’d look through the paper. I felt physically ill.
Australian Riots. “Cunts” is not a strong enough word. I cannot think of a strong enough word right now, maybe just a primal scream. Oh and don’t think for a second that [some] kiwis think any different from [their] Aussie brothers in arms.
And then this (from the Monkey):
Let's summarize: Cops mistakenly break down the door of a sleeping man, late at night, as part of drug raid. Turns out, the man wasn't named in the warrant, and wasn't a suspect. The man, frigthened for himself and his 18-month old daughter, fires at an intruder who jumps into his bedroom after the door's been kicked in. Turns out that the man, who is black, has killed the white son of the town's police chief. He's later convicted and sentenced to death by a white jury. The man has no criminal record, and police rather tellingly changed their story about drugs (rather, traces of drugs) in his possession at the time of the raid.
For fuck’s sake!>
I give up. This is why I have handing the news-related-blogging reins to my team mates, like Scott (who doesn’t swear as much as me).