I did something this week I haven’t done in twenty-five years. The last time I did it it cost me about eighty-five cents, this time, three and a half bucks. The three and a half dollar price was actually the most shocking part of the whole experience.
After going through it, I can recall why I haven’t bought it often. Reading it is kind of like getting a cheap thrill from some free internet porn site, it’s salacious and mildly entertaining, but there isn’t much substance and no intellectual stimulation (Of course, I guess no one is going to free porn sites for intellectual stimulation).
I couldn’t really care less what is happening this week with Hollywood’s favorite freaks although I did get a perverse thrill out of seeing how half a dozen Hollywood loons have destroyed themselves with plastic surgery. The National Enquirer’s cover this week featured some very disturbing plastic surgery pictures gone way wrong. I’m going to paste it up on the fridge at home to warn my wife and kids to just let nature take its course.
I learn more new words in one Ann Coulter column or in one George Will column than I would learn reading the National Enquirer all year long, and even though I knew that before I bought it, I couldn’t help myself. The simple fact is the National Enquirer has become one of the most reliable sources of news in the Main Stream Media.
The New York Times, America’s news source , continuously lies promoting a far left agenda. Their stories are parroted on ABC, NBC, and CBS, and liberals say Fox News is partisan. After the Times promoted an embarrassing (to the Times) story that John McCain was cheating on his wife, without a shred of evidence, the Times along with all the rest of the MSM ignored an egotistical and narcissistic John Edwards screwing around to make a baby with some attractive dingbat.
John Edwards is volunteering to do a paternity test, unfortunately, Miss Hunter won’t cooperate. How convenient.
No one believes Edwards isn’t really the father, not that it really matters, but what’s the point of promoting the charade. It reiterates the idea, if a liberal has the choice between lying or telling the truth, they always prefer to lie.
You would think after admitting to being egotistical and narcissistic good ole Edwards would demonstrate a little humility, come clean, and sink away from public life. That would require acknowledging that egotism and narcissism are negative character traits requiring immediate attention to alleviate, but for Edwards, like all liberals, words are chosen for emotive affect, not literal meaning.
That’s the whole problem with those us who lean to the right, we expect that words are suppose to communicate concrete debatable ideas, when they are only used by the left for hyperbolic emotional effect.
In reflection I realize I shouldn’t be so smug about the Enquirer’s light literary content, it’s not their fault the American Education system, which has been so corrupted by liberal ideology, has created so many Americans who can barely read at that level.
The next time you’re at the supermarket and think you shouldn’t purchase a National Enquirer because you think it’s just an old gossip rag, remember, even the National Enquirer wouldn’t hire Jayson Blair.
Copyright 2008 Jim Pontillo