Reality is Ruining My View of My Own Cynicism

I‘ve always viewed myself as a very cynical person, but apparently I’m really, really naive. Because this video leaves me absolutely flabbergasted. I’m amazed at how callous it is. Inside Edition used the brutal murder of three Muslims as a segue to a story about finding a good parking space. Just watch this. You aren’t gonna believe it:

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I know we use “too soon” as a joke, but seriously? They actually did this less than 24 hours after those people were killed. Was there not one fucking person on the production staff that said, “Uh….maybe this isn’t such a good idea”? As my friend Brandon said, it’s like doing a story on the Holocaust to introduce a segment about how to keep your shower clean. Seriously, I want the fuck off this planet now.

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  • Die Anyway

    I’ve caught bits and pieces of IE and TMZ while channel surfing. I usually leave disgusted after about 20 seconds. My father had a catch phrase he resorted to quite frequently: “people are no damn good!” It seems as if every day something happens to confirm my opinion that this is all too true.

  • http://cheapsignals.blogspot.com Gretchen

    I know we use “too soon” as a joke, but seriously? They actually did this less than 24 hours after those people were killed. Was there not one fucking person on the production staff that said, “Uh….maybe this isn’t such a good idea”? As my friend Brandon said, it’s like doing a story on the Holocaust to introduce a segment about how to keep your shower clean.

    The Holocaust analogy actually illustrates that it’s not about “too soon” at all. Inside Edition’s segue would be astonishingly callous today, or 50 years from today.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    My dad used to use an expression that fit perfectly in this case:

    “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?”

  • Sastra

    I was trying to come up with other analogies … but that, too, started to feel callous.

    Inside Edition needs to apologize and never do it again.

  • http://composer99.blogspot.ca composer99

    Wow. It takes work to be that callous and/or clueless.

  • Sastra

    I went to Inside Edition‘s facebook page and found a place where others were complaining of the segue and told them they need to apologize to every decent human being on the planet.

    I did not let them know I don’t actually watch Inside Edition. I did not bring that up.

  • U Frood

    Glad that we got to see that as a video off the TV screen, so that we’re not generating any hits on their web pages to encourage them.

    Horrible horrible clip

  • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com WMDKitty — Survivor

    What the… did they… did I just hear… no.

    No.

    The fuck were they thinking?

  • otrame

    That? That is unforgivable. How dare they? I don’t understand. I look around me and I see the average person is pretty decent. They may have a few holes in their decency, but usually not great big gaping holes. But this? Yeah. Flabbergasted is probably the best word.

    I saw some pictures of the people who were shot. They looked like nice kids. To think that their lives were ended because some idiot had anger management issues and a gun.

    Human beings are capable of so much kindness, so much good, so much courage, so much compassion, hell even real nobility now and then. How is it possible that they can also be like the people that wrote, produced, and broadcast that piece? Hell, the guy that shot those kids is probably mentally ill, and while that is no excuse, it mitigates my outrage a little. But those Inside Addition guys? Fuck those guys. I am ashamed to be in the same GENUS much less the same species.

  • https://www.facebook.com/Jim.Balter Jim Balter

    I thought it was going to be an unfortunate juxtaposition of a news story with a commercial … but this was 1000 times worse! It boggles the mind that they actually planned this!