Sunday, June 12, 2011

Shut-up Stupid Sunday: Political Sex Scandals

I wasn't going to touch Weiner's penis, but the MSM had to take this small soft news story and stroke it over and over again and make it a huge hard news story and then ram it down everyone's throat. The whole thing is becoming a big pain in the ass.

It's like the old saying, “If you think sex is a pain in the ass, you're doing it wrong.”

I enjoy a good sex scandal as much as the next guy, but Weiner twittering photos of his penis is a small story. Worthy of a quick mention and chuckle and then moving on, not two weeks of round the clock coverage.

I feel the same about other recent sex scandals, Mike Lee sending a chick a beefcake photo and then it was revealed he liked to swap photos with She-males, Arnold knocking up his housekeeper, I'm sure I could find other non-stories that were given way more coverage than they deserve.

I personally think politicians should be held to the same standards as other professionals. Would you care more if your accountant sent pictures of their junk over twitter, or if they were incompetent? If your Lawyer liked She-males, would that matter more than their ability to file a prelimb? If your doctor knocked up his housekeeper, would that matter more than his experience?

There are sex scandals that are worth covering, like when laws are broken.

Larry Craig got a ticket for soliciting sex in a guys bathroom, worthy of a small mention.

David Vitter had prostitutes pamper him where it was illegal, worth the press following to see that he doesn't use his influence to get off, so to speak.

Then there are the real sex scandals where the politicians do despicable things and break laws to cover them up, John Edwards and Newt Gingrich. Those are actual news stories. If my accountant had an affair while his wife was on her deathbed and used his firms money, or a related company's money to cover it up it would make me seek a different accountant.

So to all the people in the media that are treating the Weiner, Lee, and Schwarzenegger stories like they are real news stories, I say, “Shut-up Stupid if no laws were broken then these sex scandals don't deserve more than a passing mention.”

By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE

1 comment:

Stephanie Barr said...

I hate the whole mess so I ignore it.

Having said so, I have to make mention of one thing: If I had an accountant who told me I should hire him because he was an honest God-fearing family man, I might be distraught to find out he cuddles up with the babysitter by threatening her with deportion.

However, I wouldn't hire anyone for those reasons. In fact, if someone used that as a reason to hire him, it would irritate me no end. Whereas if he said, "I'm a cantankerous lech who is good enough with money, I can afford to keep three mistresses and a wife who are all happy with the situation, I'd be more likely to consider it.

It's one reason politicians as a whole irritate me. It's the hypocrisy of using their "morals" as a selling point but whining their only human when they're found to liars.

In my opinion, it shouldn't matter. But I don't want to hear it as a campaign point either, because IT DOESN'T MATTER THERE EITHER.