The Difference Between Naked and News:
The Rude Pundit realizes that we all have an interest in celebrity sex. And celebrity crime. So celebrity alleged rape is naturally going to draw out the hordes of drooling television viewers who are too numbed by fast food, Internet porn, and football to pay attention to what really matters in this world. And when it's a basketball star, there's a whole sports culture angle. But let's be clear: who Kobe fucked, how he fucked her, what her pussy looked like after he fucked her, whether or not he likes fucking women in the ass, and who is lying about how the fucking happened is not news. O.J. Simpson's trial was not news worthy of around the clock coverage, Jessica Simpson shouldn't have a TV show, and Bill O'Reilly is not a smart man. We are being distracted - we are told this is important. It's part of the breakdown of the walls of our understanding of the world: just like Bush and his thugs think they can tell us what's real and not about Iraq and actually expect us to shut up and toe the line, so can news channels appeal to us: don't look there, at the Gaza Strip, the Plame cover-up, or thousands of workers on strike. You just sit there, watch our commercials, lower your sperm count, and enjoy wall to wall Kobe fucking - how he fucks, why he fucks, what his cock looks like, and on and on and on . . .