Why the Media Reminds Me of My Puppy


I love my puppy Lennie. He is sweet, energetic, full of love. He is cute. He’s silly. My granddaughter even said to me this week, “You need a new Lennie. This one is crazy!”

I mean, the nutty little fool chases his own tail every time he gets excited! That’s pretty crazy.

My sweet little canine buddy is also…how shall I put this?….Um…

Welp. He’s as dumb as a rock.

How do I know this?

I know it because sometimes I want to get him down into the backyard so that I can close the gate and keep him away from the slider doors while I’m having company. When I need to move my happy, loopy, goofy little guy out of the way, I step out onto the deck and pretend to throw a ball into the yard. I yell, with great excitement, “Go get it, boy!!!!”

And my darling dopie head runs down the stairs and chases….nothing.

See why this dumb-de-dumb-dumb behavior makes me think of the media?

You don’t???

Well. Think about this. North Korea has tested the most dangerous weapon in the past 50 years. The Special Prosecutor is closing in on our President. The Secretary of State is about to be fired.

And what’s going on?

The President spends his time tweeting out pure unadulterated bullshit. He actually retweeted several posts from the British version of the KKK. Videos that are fake. Videos that are ugly. Videos that only the most ignorant knuckle draggers among us would watch. Videos that try to convince us that all Muslims are dangerous criminals.

And what happened?

The media raced down the steps after the big old fake bone. They’re covering it in detail, giving it all kind of legitimacy that it doesn’t deserve.

The media isn’t talking about the mega rocket aimed at our hearts. It isn’t talking about the horrendous tax “reform” package that will make the rich even richer.

Nope. The media, lead by CNN, is chasing its tail all around the muddy backyard. Barking at the idiocy of those stupid, ignorant, pointless videos.

So.

This is why the media in our country, at this insane moment in time, reminds me of my beloved but not very bright little dog.

Scary, right?

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4 thoughts on “Why the Media Reminds Me of My Puppy

  1. So true, so true! I have no doubt Trump will eventually get ousted out or he will quit, but I can’t begin to fathom all the damage his administration is doing that may never get undone. I feel so helpless in its wake.

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    • Helpless is the best word here. I have considered calling my Senators but what is the use of calling an idiot who is blabbing on the tv with the party leaders who are more concerned about pleasing big donors than helping the voters. It sure makes me believe that elections can be bought. And I don’t believe that Trump will quit or be ousted. I fear he will be in power for not just one term but that we will end up with him for two terms. It is depressing!

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    • Me, too. Helpless is the keyword. My husband is a psychologist, and he has seen a big surge of clients who are feeling unbearable anxiety because of that feeling that we helpless in the face of this evil.

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