So, I’m pretty sure someone trolled Dear Abby, at the expense of Cleveland.
A lot of holes in this one, but local radio ate it up. I won’t deny it wasn’t great radio, but I feel it rather irresponsible.
- No one names their dog Patches, NO ONE
- Anyone young enough to have a dog they got in college is NOT writing Abby
- No parent gives a shit if their kid “hates” them. My mom used to have a clipping on the refrigerator that said “Remember: It’s not you that I hate, but your power to thwart me.”
It is a pretty good dig at Cleveland, I won’t lie. I felt slightly infuriated when local news outlets ran with it this morning. But, then again, they were inundated with mouthbreathers arguing whether the dad or the kid was to blame, so maybe they were just playing for ratings. Every sports news outlet in the country did a version of this ad infinitum leading up to the draft, I shouldn’t be surprised. I understand it, you’ve gotta fill space, you’ve gotta spin clock.
Should I just let it go, and feel better about myself for being able to recognize it for what it is?
Or should I hold our media to a higher standard, and feel sorry that they’re reduced to lowest-common-denominator pandering, because it makes for good ratings?
I honestly don’t know.