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Comments made by sitarya

Lindsay Lohan Speaks Out On Egypt

As an avid fan of humor who can recite Monty Python's Holy Grail by heart, I know a bit about satire. Not sure what bothers me more, this blog or the half-witted comments our populace has chosen to post. Aside from Lenn (my thanks for your intelligent comment), it doesn't seem to bother anyone that dumb blond jokes aimed at a troubled young woman suffering from a recognized disease are flying under the PBS aegis. The world is bursting with viable material atm and this descent into celebrity- bashing is a testament to the sort of depraved shallow mindlessness that public broadcasting is usually so astute at avoiding entirely. This wouldn't bother me a bit if I didn't have the utmost respect for the integrity of PBS.

February 18, 2011 at 1 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lindsay Lohan Speaks Out On Egypt

Very disappointing that PBS would dip to the standards of TMZ. Satire addresses pressing social issues, i.e. the classic 'Leviathan' - this piece is founded on dumb blond jokes and a fixation with celebrity that is beneath public broadcasting( and somewhat confused, Sarah Palin & Charlie Sheen? , what do they have in common except a prevalence of a attention from pop media? Moreover, I expect PBS to maintain a human perspective in all situations and this might mean refraining from attacking a young woman, who like many of us might have had some drug or alcohol problems.
For the record I am not a blond nor female nor have I had such challenges myself. As a PBS member I look to you for a compassionate and intelligent perspective, neither of which were visible in this blog or its comments ( I find THAT disturbing). Seems like with the momentous events happening in the world Mr.Fudge could put his time to better, smarter, and less offensive use.

February 18, 2011 at 12:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )