October 30, 2010

I Can't Hear You....

Nope.  Can't hear a sound.  Not a whisper, a muted tone, no "white noise,"  nothing.  So maybe I've gone deaf.  Or, hypocrisy abounds.  That's it...'cause there is nothing wrong with my hearing.

Where am I going with this?  The lack of derision, the lack of condemnation, the lack of a public outcry which has not been made concerning Brett Favre's ridiculous, offensive, juvenile behavior.  No calls for sponsors to drop him; no calls for a public apology; no calls for anything.  Contrast this with the outrage which was made over Tiger Woods' adulterous affairs.  The last that I heard, Favre was still married; his wife has cancer.  Hello!  And, he is a legend in his own time, adored by many.  So, which behavior is more egregious?   What happened to the "white noise"?

Then there is the case of T.I. and Lohan.  Both are addicts; both have violated their parole.  One is sent to jail to serve the rest of his sentence; the other is sent to rehab for the umpteenth time.  One is told that they have violated their trust and chances; the other needs help.  One pleaded for rehab (which, truthfully speaking, he should have sought on his own); the other does a week here and there and is miraculously cured...until the next time.  Both have "adoring" fans and prospering careers.  Hmmm. 

And then there is Juan Williams who is fired for stating a personal feeling. I am not a great fan of Juan's but do give him credit for producing some thought-provoking articles, etc.  However, if you take a moment to look at his entire spiel on O'Reilly's show on FOX, the statement was taken out of context.  Somewhere along the line, much like the woman in Georgia, the latter part of his statement was not included.  More selective editing.  And he was fired.  Methinks that this was a moment which NPR had been waiting for. 

So, boys and girls, surely I need to have my hearing tested.  Off to schedule my appointment.

Be safe.  Be Blessed.

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