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.