Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 12:00am

Clean up the dirty laundry

Now that most of the noted late entertainers, athletes and actors have been praised, vilified or sanctified by their worshipers, foes, fans and the media maybe I can call off my self imposed moratorium on the news media — television mostly — and all the hype from supposed close friends such as Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, whom I believe are just up to their usual game of grabbing the spotlight for themselves.

The coverage of Michael Jackson’s life and death has been the most shameful thing in the annals of news coverage. It has been a full-blown circus and irreverent tidal wave that has shown little mercy or compassion toward the family nor has it given them time to grieve privately.

Here in Nashville, the death of Steve McNair was shocking enough, but to air his dirty laundry the way it was done caused his wife and children the pain and suffering of adding insult to injury for his family.

It is extremely depressing to know that the mainstream media has gone ‘tabloid’ and are willing to exploit personal disasters regardless of harm inflicted just for ratings.

As or me, I am having none of it and will not listen to it anymore.

C.W.Clouse, 37209

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212 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 10:46

g, here's more proof that your BIL's cat doesn't need to come along:

Cats Do Control Humans, Study Finds

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090713/sc_livescience/catsdocontrolhumansstudyfinds;_ylt=Ag6uvz8VOIzA3wlJHJnJfIUDW7oF

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 10:47

And they suck the breath out of you when you sleep...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 10:48

they really can do that to babies, right?

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 10:49

nazi, I'm just in foul mood over the Tony Romo break up, and frankly I'm afraid Amy Winehouse might be drinking again.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 10:51

MIGHT be drinking again? LOL! now don't enable the sweet dear.

By: brrrrk on 7/14/09 at 10:52

eastnashville37207 said

"Why should they pick and choose, they where both entertainers, why exclude McNair from his shaddy personal life? According to Clouse, who we all know is brilliant, claims it's ok to trash Jackson but not McNair. Something wrong with that picture."

Agreed. McNairs "dirty laundry" (as Clouse puts it) was something of his own creation and he should be treated no differently than Jackson. Both were flawed individuals, both were human....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 10:53

slacker, i hope this article wasn't written about you or else i'll have to suspend my donations to the Slacker Pub Fund:
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/jul/14/no-officer-those-arent-my-panties/

By: Dragon on 7/14/09 at 10:53

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- Officials in Laguna Niguel, Calif., said increased law enforcement did not stop about 1,000 people from participating in the city's annual Mooning of Amtrak.
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/07/13/Amtrak-mooning-draws-crowd-of-1000/UPI-94221247523093/

Ah, California. Ain't ya proud?

By: house_of_pain on 7/14/09 at 10:54

gd, when I play Madden, the Titans always win the Super Bowl. Usually by 70 points.
If they play up to their potential, the rest of the NFL is in trouble this year.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 10:55

You mean to tell me that's an ANNUAL event, Dragon? wtf - lol!

By: house_of_pain on 7/14/09 at 10:55

Nothing wrong with a little "pressed ham", Blanket.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 10:57

is that the same thing as TN country ham?

By: house_of_pain on 7/14/09 at 10:59

Could be. Maybe if you shoved a biscuit in there...

By: Dragon on 7/14/09 at 11:02

Blanket, the article goes on to say that, last year, there were an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 participants. You have to wonder whose job it was to count all the a$$holes.

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 11:02

nazi, he stole 40 pair from one women.
Do women require that many? My one pair of skivvies has served me well.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 11:03

"You have to wonder whose job it was to count all the a$$holes."

pardon the pun - LMAO!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 11:04

i have no idea slacker. i can only imagine how many pairs of shoes she must've owned.

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 11:06

He must have been pulling panties out of his crotch like kleenex.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 11:08

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 12:06
He must have been pulling panties out of his crotch like kleenex.

LOL - now that's funny.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 11:08

http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2008/09/26/discovery-of-female-corpse-reveals-lonely-mans-plight/

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 11:08

And to think, dick658 heh heh heh, had the nerve to question the maturity of some of the posters on this forum.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 11:10

yeah, why would he do a thing like that?

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 11:15

Go figure, probably some stuffed shirt that wears spats.

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 11:17

House, me too. My son has won five Super Bowls in a row as QB...of course he's only 14 months, but his rating is 99...

By: dargent7 on 7/14/09 at 11:17

Can I see a show of hands who actually punch up these prevelant web addresses everyone seems to post lately? And Click & Clack in this forum cannot diss Obama more than Sean Hannity does. Tune into his show at any point, and he's going at it with some shuck and schill mimeographing whatever he spews. What's the point?
We all get it. How about some new material? Nothing that posts here will change anyone's opinion 1 molecule. It's just infantile narcissism. Freud has spoken.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 11:19

dargent, that's why we've been reduced to discussing mass moonings and panty thieves.

By: Dragon on 7/14/09 at 11:23

But, by golly, they are backed up with web addresses to verify the comments.

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 11:23

I have been wondering why gdiafante needs his house stained.

By: dick658 on 7/14/09 at 11:30

Ok children resess is over back to Bush/Obama bashing you cannot play all day

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 11:38

i guess we're raising (or lowering) the bar. Until Bush or Obama moons someone or drunkenly steal 40 pair of panties, it's not worth posting.

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 11:48

The letter did refer to dirty laundry.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 11:53

well, you definitely have a point there, slacker.

By: BenDover on 7/14/09 at 12:14

Heheh heheh... his name is 'dick'...

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 12:14

Slacker, because it has cedar siding.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 12:14

simmer down, Beavis.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 12:16

i wish my house had cedar siding. that sounds cool.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 12:17

g, will you be loaning out your BIL for chores?

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 12:17

Of course...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 12:20

"When Jude got that vanity license plate that said 'Hogwarts,' that seemed harmless enough," said Polly Clovis, who attended Model U.N. with Mr. Ralston while the two were in high school. "But when he started wearing that wizard hat around town, we really should have seen that as a cry for help."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-borowitz/man-commits-suicide-after_b_231271.html

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 12:20

g, that's good. i need to have a ditch dug.

By: BenDover on 7/14/09 at 12:20

Ah dargent, Freud... Hero of yours?

We'll need to start calling you Oedipus Maximus... it all makes sense now. No one can live up to the ideal of mommy so that's why you resort to ripple; and ridiculous rumination with our rather rebellious rabble.

we’re not worthy…

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 12:23

Now, Ben....dargent gave up Ripple years ago. he's moved on to Wild Irish Rose.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 12:24

http://www.bumwine.com/wildirishrose.html

Here, before anyone asks for a link......

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 12:25

"The thorn in your hangover is a wild rose from Ireland. Bottled by Canandaigua Wine in Chanadaigua, NY, the same company as Cisco. Like its brother Cisco, "Wild I" definitely has some secret additives that go straight to the cranium. Another web page claims that this foul beverage is a conspiracy by the republicans to kill the homeless. Bums ask a liquor store clerk for Wild Irish rose by saying, "gimme a pint of rosie with a skirt," a skirt being a paper bag. Some don't want it cold either. It's called "wild" for a good reason, and bystanders should beware. Wild Irish Rose is sure to light a fire of drunken rage in your soul."

By: BenDover on 7/14/09 at 12:32

That's great bn!

I really picture him with a bottle of Mad Dog in a sack... sitting in the door of his car shouting obscenities at the children playing in the park.

The cops made him stop wagging his wiener at them. Told him, "boy, put that away… you're not in California any more".

By: gdiafante on 7/14/09 at 12:36

It's pretty low maintenance, Blanket...other than having to stain about every three years. And it's VERY durable.

By: BenDover on 7/14/09 at 12:36

Geezzz... that's a great website, bn...

http://www.bumwine.com/md2020.html

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 12:39

lol, Ben!

did you check out the rest of bumwine.com? it's excellent!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 12:42

glad you enjoy it, Ben! it definitely made me chuckle.

g, that's good information to know. however, let me know when i can schedule him to dig a ditch. that way i can fornicate closer to home.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 12:44

see, this beats the heck out of arguing politics.