Tuesday, January 02, 2007

What Happened to Etiquette?

This morning, on ABC, Barbara Walters was being interviewed about Betty Ford. She was talking about Mrs. Ford’s issues with drugs and alcohol and how she overcame them. Barbara talked about an interview where Mrs. Ford was obviously under the influence, slurring words and saying strange things. She said that because of that, the editors showed very, very little of the interview. Immediately before or after, I can’t recall the sequence, they did an extended story on etiquette.

It got me to wonder, what happened to that type of etiquette in the news? If Mrs. Ford fell off the wagon and was seen in a drug and alcohol induced stupor, it would be front page news. It shows just how far the media has sunk and how much idiocy passes for news and opinion.

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