Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thought of the Day #302 - Tiger

So, Tiger Woods dinged up his car on a fire hydrant and then a tree. He
got some lacerations on his face, probably from airbags, I would guess.
All this is headline news because...??
1. It's a slow news day. 2. Tiger is a wealthy, famous golf pro. 3.
Tiger has a squeaky clean public image. 4. All of the above. Are any of
these valid reasons for me to need to know about this? Nope. The news
media often sucketh.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought it was big news because they were hinting it was a domestic dispute with his wife?

Bobber said...

I tend to agree with you, Cat. I am on the board of directors of a countywide group which deals exclusively with abuse issues and defense of the victims and if it was a case of domestic dispute/violence (hitting with a golf club, regardless of who did what) would really need to be proven and the circumstances investigated by the authorities before the media goes off half cocked (as it often does) and makes a sensationalized circus out of it. Our group has no tolerance for abuse, but we also don't have tolerance for irresponsible "journalism", and I am afraid that all the usual suspects have already fouled the air with their incessant babble and speculation. JMO