Septiembre 16, 2009

Taylor Who?

I just, stupidly enough, wasted about 15 minutes trying to figure out what happened with Kanye West. Something he did made even the president of the United States call him a jackass? Hmm. I finally figured it out (amazing how the entertainment media will always assume you know the background, as opposed to real news that is constantly re-explaining everything as if nobody has any more than a 3rd-grade education) and then found a great post by Mike Hale on his New York Times blog where he really summed the whole phenomenon (not just of what Kanye did but more importantly why it's such a big deal) up nicely:

...just the latest manifestation of our addiction to artificial drama, which has grown stronger as the stuff has become more plentiful and cheap, and the shamelessness with which the media now picks at the scabs of any sort of conflict in order to boost ratings.

Posted by steev at Septiembre 16, 2009 10:41 AM
Maybe it has been to boost ratings but so what? What the guy did was wrong! He should of applauded instead of taking over the spotlight...this young performer deserved better than what she got! And, from your information, I agree with the president! Posted by: Jan at Septiembre 17, 2009 04:42 PM
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