Headline: Secretary of State Kerry’s wife in critical condition.
So? Who gives a shit? I mean really. Kerry is a politician. Why should that make his wife better than anyone else’s dying wife? Especially when politicians are the scum of the scum anyway. If I knew them and were close to them, I’d care some, no doubt, but I don’t and I’m not and I couldn’t possibly care less. That puts me into the same category as pretty much 100% of the rest of humanity.
A fellow blogger, whom I only know from our communications between our blogs (not quite true, he was a huge help in getting my book published on Amazon) has informed me that his wife has passed away, and that saddens me. I care about this person because I’ve come to know him. Should it be in media headlines that his wife has passed? No. Neither should any lousy politician, when most of us would be thrilled to see them all drop dead anyway.
Sorry about all these sour grapes, but you know, when the media pumps out that sort of “news” without the slightest thought for all of us who’ve suffered personal loss, and that’s pretty much everyone over the age of 10, it just gripes me. They can at least wait until whoever it is has died, and then just publish their obituary on a back page and move on. Making a big deal out of the illness of some politician’s wife is an insult to all the rest of us who don’t know her, don’t care and have losses of our own that are of far more immediate concern. Leave us the hell alone with that stuff.