Monday, January 27, 2014

Bieber Buzz Be Gone!

by Kate Collins

The other day, the morning show I was watching was interrupted for breaking news. BREAKING NEWS! My heart began to race. Was it another horrific mall shooting? A plane hitting a tower? A financial meltdown? Nope. Justin Bieber was arrested after drag racing through a neighborhood.

If that wasn't bad enough, the "breaking news" report continued for over an hour. It might have gone on longer but I turned off the TV in disgust.

An hour coverage for a spoiled young man's antics? An hour of showing the same clip of three cars racing, the same shots of Justin being brought out of his house -- for an hour?

I think that breaking news should be reserved for real news -- crises that impact the populace. Were you impacted?

Granted, Justin is in trouble, and not just from the police. I'm sure he will bond out, a lawyer will appear for him, and he'll get a slap on the wrist. I mean trouble as in having too much money, power, and fame. He's headed down a rocky road, and unless someone can give him a good kick in the pants, he could end up like Lindsey Lohan, poor thing.

Breaking news!  Even as I write this, Justin is on the news. Apparently he was released on bail and is in Panama. Usher has been to see him -- some kind of intervention -- and for Justin's sake, I hope it works.

Let's all send him positive thoughts that he rights his path. He's a talented young man. I wish him the best. But let's keep Breaking News for the important stuff.