Thursday, January 29, 2009

Okay, folks, leave Mayor Adams the hell alone

The media are all aflutter once again about the relationship between a politician and an intern. This time, the media's obsession happens to be two men, one of them the mayor of Portland and the other of them, a legislative intern.



I am not going to retell the story. If you don't know about it but want to learn about it, go to the link and read all about it. I want to talk about the media and their obsession with people's zipper-related behaviors.

Personally, I think the reason we vilify persons who make a living, one way or the other, off of sex is that it's just too easy. It preys on an almost universal vulnerability and takes advantage of a place of real but mysterious weakness in the human psyche.

So too it is with reporters and media when they pry into this area of our lives. Really, who among us doesn't have some sexual thing we have done that we don't talk about and we don't want others to know.

Good grief. Stop it. Is this man a good mayor? Portland didn't hire a guidance counselor; it elected an advocate for the people and an executive for the government. Is Sam Adams going to do that job? That's all we need to know.

I am sick of the media exploiting issues related to human sexuality to sell papers.


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