TV news (yes, even Fox News) has become a wasteland over the years. Maybe for me it's due to my getting older and just not giving a damn anymore about the people responsible for the drama in this world; the 15 minutes of fame media darlings who try to capitalize on one event in their hum-drum lives and spend the next 6-12 months trying to leverage it into a lifetime of social media or money-making fame.
My generation knows them as morons. Or as I like to refer to them as: Ungrateful bastards.
The recent school shooting at Parkland High in Florida has spawned a new crop of self-serving and self-righteous social media twerps in the form of David Hogg and Cameron Kasky. After their first publicity grab at a forum with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, liberal media has found ways to fuel these two's desire for fame at the cost of the truth by putting their mugs on every news show imaginable on CNN and MSNBC (funny how they won't show up too often on Fox, apparently), and even on HBO with uber nut-case Bill Maher.
Since I don't watch these shows, I usually read about things afterwards online. So without having to put up with whiny hosts and equally whiny guests, I can get a summary of what went on. And no one has summed up the shallow and ignorant behavior of these two coddled brats than Robert Tracinski of thefederalist.com. His article here is pure gold.
In it, Tracinski writes that gun deaths by suicide occur twice as often as homicides by guns. Not a surprise to those of us who aren't fixated on the gun, but by the reasons behind the use of the gun. A fact like this is lost on Messers Hogg and Kasky (and the rest of the liberal media).
And while not in the article, the fastest growing segment of the U.S. to commit suicide are people aged 15-24, even if they still lag behind all other age ranges. We had more kids killed in car crashes when I was growing up than kids these days lose classmates to suicide, and these two vacuum-headed media hogs are focusing on one of the smallest (and dropping) reasons for students getting killed today.
I hope to have another 30 good years on this earth to enjoy life, but one of the things I'm not looking forward to is a country which produces wannabe "leaders" like David Hogg and Cameron Kasky, and the media that glorifies them.
Hi! I'm Dave Richard, your host. I hope you enjoy your visit. We'll be talking about current events, politics, the occasional sports (I'm a HUGE New England Patriots fan, so get over it), and some "Get off my lawn!" issues.