Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, I really wanted to work in commercial radio…I took some classes..did some training at KSO radio in Des Moines and got a job as News Director of the local radio station KCOB after I got married and moved to Newton. I loved that whole playing music, disc jockey thing but had no experience, wasn’t confident and generally didn’t want to spend all of my off time coming up with Wit. I really enjoyed the news director job and would probably still be doing it 30 years later had the pay been better and the hours shorter….even back then, I was doing things I didn’t think were right – one of them – getting the required information for suicides, writing up the copy for the day and having to read it on the news. I differed with the general manager as to the public’s right to know and some poor dead person’s right to privacy. I HATED IT. Which leads me to this tangent.
It is not possible for me to care any less about what’s her name’s diagnosed diabetes. Why is this news, why does even the local news constantly beat me until my ears bleed telling me about her diabetes. She is a middle age woman with some extra weight who obviously doesn’t cook healthy…why is this news…why did she release the information…ratings? She could have done something inappropriate with butter which would have been a lot more interesting and possibly news worthy. She has diabetes…she’s not the first, she’s not the last and it isn’t even like anyone should be shocked about it. Stop it.
There are some days when I can’t even watch my local news because it is a production, many times not well presented and frankly, reminds me of the tabloid gossip shows on the big ole networks! It’s disgusting.
By the way…I have no interest in how skinny and unhealthy Demi Moore looks.
Until next time…..