All the news…not so fit to print

I am trying to avoid the news. It has caused me great despair. The political wars make me ill. So I try to watch things like ”American Idol” or the “Voice”. The sitcoms are full of politics these days too. I want to watch the reboots of “Will and Grace” and “Rosanne” but they are both volatile with political opinions. Whether I agree with the point of view or not, it is upsetting to me.

I don’t want to know that “Rosanne”(Rosanne Barr) or “Anastasia Beaverhausen” (Megan Mullally) are Trump supporters. Or that “Jackie” (Laurie Metcalf) didn’t vote for either candidate but I do because I watched these shows.

Don’t get me wrong. I like these actors. I respect their need to tell the world things are not right in Washington. The problem is I already know this and it is killing me.

I worry about Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon on CNN. I want to punch Jason Miller. I have nightmares that our country is in grave danger from Korea or Russia or trade wars or whatever the heck they are talking about that is “Breaking News”.

So I don’t need entertainers telling me all this stuff again. I need them to provide me with an escape to “La La Land” where everything is going to be alright.

I am left with the “Voice” which allows me to root for my favorite contestants and laugh at the antics of Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys and former Idol winner Kelly Clarkson. It is truly mindless entertainment with an occasional wrong note.

I have started watching “American Idol” in spite of Ryan Seacrest. I like Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. Katy Perry is a little obnoxious and full of herself but she is a nice contrast to the others on the judge’s panel. Again it is mindless entertainment and occasionally I like one of the contestants.

Maybe the sitcoms will stop trying to change the world and get back to just being entertaining. Wouldn’t that be a relief for us all?

One Response to “All the news…not so fit to print”

  1. These folks all have in common they do things to get ratings and people to notice them. If this doesn’t work then they change or dry up.

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