Why can’t I find a photo of Charlie and his mom?

Janet and Martin Sheen

The non-stop Charlie Sheen jokes and media coverage underscore two unequivocal facts to me:

1. The media is getting stupider and stupider

2. People are becoming meaner and meaner

Jon Stewart, SNL, Conan, Jay and Dave all are trying to outdo each one another with Charlie jokes, skits and impersonations. They all think they’re so clever. They’re not.

CNBC, MSNBC, FOX and every other TV and radio station, Bangor to Burbank, are giving Charlie more airtime than they give to Libya. It doesn’t take much intelligence  to cover a celeb gone wild.

What disturbs me most is that Charlie is clearly deeply disturbed and needs help, fast.  Why doesn’t someone step up to the plate and launch a public campaign to get him help? Even Dr. Phil would be better than nothing.

I am old enough to be Charlie’s mother (if I had him at 19), and when I listen to him rant and see his eyeballs roll into his head, I think like a mother. She’s got to be frantic. Watching your son kill himself is no picnic. Especially when the world is watching and joking.

4 Responses to “Why can’t I find a photo of Charlie and his mom?”

  1. ClaireOKC says:

    It’s hard to understand unless addiction is either familiar or taught (as in the case of professionals), but this is all a matter of waiting for him to ask for the help. The old adage: you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink cause if you do you drown the horse, works here. No one can help Charlie, but Charlie – – that’s the saddest part of all. And yes, he is crying deeply for help, but he’s still not asking for it – a big difference.

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  2. Duchesse says:

    I refuse to pay any attention to matters concerning Charlie Sheen, who has, besides a coterie of enablers, plenty of people who are willing to help, including family.

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  3. Kate Line Snider says:

    I can’t believe YOU are paying attention to this. Let it go.

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  4. Heather Chapple says:

    You are VERY right! Dad too…

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