Priorities out of whack

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By Timothy Guy

By Timothy Guy

Breaking news; Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were kissing at a movie premiere!

Unless you live under a rock, you have seen this story capture all of the attention in the news, “entertainment” shows, radio and magazines. Thankfully “War of the Worlds” and “Batman Begins” are based on content everyone knows about, otherwise Cruise and Holmes’ personal shenanigans would have left people wondering “what’s this movie about?”

I guess Hollywood not having any original ideas anymore continues to feed into this tabloid effect we have been forced to endure. Everyone knows that “Dukes of Hazzard” is about cars and a half naked Jessica Simpson, so let’s jump on the rumor of her cheating on her husband with the star of the film Johnny Knoxville! Mark my words people, come August when this movie comes out you will hear that over and over.

Even important issues are overshadowed. The massive concert, Live 8, was all about raising awareness and making a difference.

What were the big stories to come out of that?

Brad Pitt and Angelina Joile were together at the London concert!

Paris Hilton is going to take time out of her busy schedule of planning her wedding to another spoiled-brat named Paris and read newspapers to educate herself about starving people in Africa.

The expensive and out of control gift baskets that each performer and celebrity received for participating (Because the idea of millions of people starving can’t call celebrities to action, but a free I-Pod can!).

Did you know that one of the most important inventors of all time died recently? Jack Kilby, the creator of the computer chip, died on June 20. The only mention I heard or saw of it was a quick story on World News Tonight that called him its “Person of the week”.

Well, at least that’s at least 4 minutes of television time stolen away from Hilton.

The person who made it possible for you to read this story on your computer died, but Lindsey Lohan has lost some weight so that must be more important.

What has happened to us?

Why are our priorities so out of control when it comes to the information we want to get?

Even with trying to get my point across I had to mention Hilton’s name and that is giving her the spotlight… again.

Excuse me while I go throw my television out the window.

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