Tonight we like millions of people watched the Empire finale. I have enjoyed this show. It has been a hilarious, over the top, escape from reality. Big personalities, crazy plots, dysfunctional families and memorable music, but tonight it was punctuated with violence. Why did “Boo Boo Kitty” and Cookie have to fight each other? I am sure many people greeted this fight with laughs and high fives, but did this need to happen? Last week we saw several girls viciously beat a girl at a NY Mcdonald’s. The fight was taped and has been seen all over the world. The girls involved have been arrested and they are facing the possibility of extended time in jail. If you have seen the tape you will see their behavior was also greeted by laughs and camera phones. Some will say the Empire fight was almost comic relief, but two black women fighting should never be a punch line, and it will only stop if we stop laughing.
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Dr. Ben Carson has been described as brilliant, but that is when he is operating in his lane. Politics is a new lane for this prominent surgeon and he is stumbling out of the gate. He has to learn how to command the conversation and not be defined by one issue. CNN Chris Cuomo had an agenda and Carson fell right into place. CNN got its soundbite and Carson is again labeled by one issue.
” I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”-
– Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Why can’t he simply disagree with the president? Why does he have to question his love of country? Share your thoughts.
Sunday night Eddie Murphy appeared on the SNL40 special, but he didn’t do anything comedic. He received some backlash for it but we have now found out why he did not make us laugh. He was asked to do a Bill Cosby impersonation and he refused. The reason is he did not want to kick a man while he was down, and Eddie that is admirable.
Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
People are attracted to a train wreck. Sure its tragic but people can not seem to stop staring at it. Today Brian Williams is that train wreck. A week ago he was a perch at the top of the professional mountain looking down on us mere mortals. When I say looking down I don’t mean that he thought he was better than the people who watch him on a nightly basis. No he looked down because he felt he had earned that perch and this time last week everyone looked up at him with admiration and envy, but what a difference a week makes. This week the people who wanted his seat and the professional commenters, newspaper writers, and others are toasting their glasses at the prospect of the ultimate fall. Was the lie worthy of being de-perched? Is the lie greater because it was associated with the military? If they forgive him will the rest of the country do likewise? Share your thoughts.
Today I have heard several talking heads call Brian Williams a liar. Some said he should be fired. My question is did Williams really know he was lying? Who in their right mind would lie about something that so many people could readily dispute? So often when we tell a story over and over and year after year the story changes. Sometimes we don’t even notice we have embellished until someone who was there calls us on it and that is what happened to Williams he go called on it. Williams has told his version for so long that it has become his truth, but it really wasn’t.
I watch NBC Nightly News. I like Brian Williams, but he lied to us. He dismissed it as confusion but when you look at the facts he lied. Simple question: should he be fired?