Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thoughts for a Tuesday

I've been busy catching up on the New York Sex Scandal. I felt so sorry for Mrs. Spitzer. I don't get it. Why did she have to be dragged out in front of the media for further embarrassment? More humiliation. The woman looks like she hasn't slept, that she's probably been crying until there was nothing left. What goes through your mind when you realize this man you loved, trusted, shared your life with was also capable of scorning, lying and betraying you? A part of her died and that betrayal will be with her forever.

I don't really know what my opinion is of prostitution. If a woman is willing to have that type of intimate relationship with someone, be it for money, support or gifts, I guess that's her decision. But isn't she also saying that she's a commodity that can be bought and sold? I didn't think you could put a price tag on a human being. Whether you're getting $1000 an hour, and apartment and a allowance, or $50 for a back alley encounter, doesn't it come down to the same thing?

I hate the wall to wall coverage on the news. I don't care who the 22 year old is. I'm more concerned with the reasons why the IRS got involved. Why they were wire tapping? Less salaciousness, more legal footing. What consenting adults do behind closed doors is their business. If the money came from other than personal funds, that is our business. I don't need to know the conversation between the Escort and her handler/pimp/agent. I certainly don't need to hear it on the evening news or the cable news channels.

Honestly - the media are acting like 11 year old boys nervously giggling over an issue of National Geographic. You know the one I'm talking about. I had hoped the days of Beavis and Butthead were behind us, but alas, they can now be found on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News.

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