Facing a Wall of Press

The Sunday morning political chat shows was envisioned to take place on the classic Meet the Press, Face the Nation set, with an administration spokesperson seated at an desk, next to a moderator, facing four or five journalist, seated across facing them at another desk, under critical questioning defending policy, in round one, the second round, the opposing party spokesperson sits next to the moderator taking a decisive turn at administration policies under questioning from the panel of journalist. I regret that the above predicted civil exchange has morphed into a “tit for tat”, violent verbal confrontation, leaving viewers as head-scratchers in puzzlement. A roundtable verbatim brawl with such loud cross talk as any reasoning is chased out of the studio, down the hall and across the street, in which we now find our Sunday morning political chat shows, if we hurry, we may just be able to catch it.  

The Morning After

Well, the 72nd Annual Tony Awards telecast is in the can, the CBS Televison Network really know how to present an award show, did so with a minimum of screen clutter, that was easy on both the eyes and mind, few things to read. This award show took place at the very spacious Radio City Music Hall, when other award shows are in residence, the orchestra pit, would be filled with an audience, that would waive their hands straight up in the air, in time to the music whether it be fast or slow, to me, very distracting, there was none of that here, they must have been made to sit on their hands, oh, I forget these were civilized theatre people. It was no great surprise, the house was full of dyed heads and wigs, even an 85-year-old honoree, was celebrated, received phrase for her fakery, can’t be too bad, to still be going strong at that age, least I forget, this award show, is a festive of show business types, fantasy is expected. What is not expected is the dye heads and wigs of CBS This Morning anchors, aren’t they supposed to be journalists, and what does their masquerade in fakery have to do with presenting the news? Oh, yes, viewer ratings, that seem to go hand-to-hand in combating the war between this and that other morning news program…

Viewed at the Singapore Summit

I spent four hours yesterday, tuned to the Singapore Summit live on MSNBC, no news crawl, thank you very much, however, that led them to doubling the number of annoying, distracting, banners displayed at the bottom of the screen, taking screen clutter to the extreme. I would much rather try to figure out what I’m seeing, happening, on my own, increasing the take-a-way value, ensuring it everlasting, and not be busy reading. The first few hours of viewing, the ‘breaking news’ banner could not be avoided, it went on for the remaining of my viewing, got up this morning, on Morning Joe, the banner had not yet been retired for this story; was it displayed all night and into the morning, when does ‘breaking news’, become just news? Even the taped segments from yesterday, still had the ‘live’ label attached, impossible, but they displayed it anyway. If asked if I watched any of the live images, the answer would be no, just listened, this network like all the others, for the next year or so, will be replaying them in overdrive, how many years has it been since at the mention of a once news principal name, a clip can be seen, this creature, walking in and out of a building, is the reason I avoid most live images before they and I become old and me tire of viewing them. Only one day later, am already bored watching these two leaders shaking hands at this Singapore Summit.

 

2018 Golddiggers

“Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.” Dorothy Parker…

Kinda sums up the plight of most women, who from their earliest stages, made sacrifices of health or other outward superficial reasons, like trending fads, when wearing glasses with corrective lenses early on, could have guaranteed good normal vision later in life, instead of a life time of wearing the invariable coke bottle for glasses, bumping into walls. It must be hard for some men to imagine a woman upon entering her home, the first chore is to kick off her high heels, because her feet are killing her, not to mention, damaging her posture, then, rushing into the bedroom to de clothes, removing her tight suffocating corset, or items warn outside the home as an homage to fashion and trend. In view of just a little of the above, its medical men, able to offer good advice on some women issues, since women  seem at times, incapable of caring for themselves in a healthy manner, I guess will always be in some sort of dispute, most particularly in these ‘ages of the woman’, when it can be argued, what does any man ever hope to know about a woman’s body, must somehow now realize, its men that have been ruling women’s bodies for years, what to wear, and most importantly, how to attract a man. A woman walks into a crowded room, the men will only give her a second look if some body part is exposed, but the women will give her a thorough head to foot going over, no matter what she’s wearing, spending the next hour or so discussing among themselves, “did you see that blouse, and those shoes, what was she thinking”. “I know her husband can easily afford something more fitting”.

“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone”. Dorothy Parker…

In 2018, there is nothing a little streaking blond hair dye can’t fix, even among the most unattractive, though, a many will try, trying to appear just a little above the bone, in age denying and other fixes, even damaging to health, till death they do depart. Amen…

Are Women a Rival or Friend of the News?

The Miss America happening is no longer a pageant, is now a competition, from its earliest days, has always in the mind of everyone, a beauty pageant with swimsuit competition in heels, showcasing women in formal gowns prancing about on stage. Well the times has decidedly changed, women are now expected to do their prancing on the sound stage of a television studio newsroom, and if in view, in heels, seated at a desk, at long last, anchoring the news, but in displayed elaborate greasy lip make-up and streaking blond dyed hair, it’s a marketing manager’s dream that viewers are tuning in just because of such displays, as any journalistic integrity seemingly takes a back seat, as both male and female are deep in the practice of appearance journalism, after all, broadcast news has morphed into another high earning branch of show business. By the way, any male news person appearing without a hint of gray hair, you don’t have to wonder or ask, he does dye his hair.

Journalistic Integrity and Hair Dye, Can’t Have Both…

In one of my recent WordPress posts, I accused those that blond dye their hair are part of a conspiracy, and everyone so engaged are raking in millions of dollars, either directly or indirectly. In the 18th century, a fashionable industry went by the wayside, became out of fashion, the powdered wig. Those that manufactured them, those that provided the white powder, those that visited the homes of the rich to maintain them, everyone involved made a decent living. Fast forward to today, those that manufacture and package the hair dye chemicals, those that have the hair painting skills, and most important, are the marketing managers that promote the look in influential setting fashion magazines exploiting, the trend, as the must have in appearance, are all part and parcel of the scheme, this war on gray hair, all designed for some to make a buck. Now I will shock you by stating that there is such a thing as hair dye addiction, an overview of a lot of women, in a group, one will only be able to point to one or two that do not appear to have dyed their hair, as if, all the others are trying to outdo one another, to the extent that some who have, over did the blond streaking, with hair that looked, ragged and unkept, but in tuned to the fad and true to the marketing influence, are to be forgiven, for they know no better and know not what they do. Years from now, will be presented with their current photo image, with thoughts ringing, ‘what were we thinking’, some are already there, kinda like, appearing in last years out dated fashions. Yesterday on the news, a lady, with children, living in a homeless shelter, was interviewed on another matter, had blond dyed hair, could she afford the upkeep? Well yes, she did find the means. Most women suffer a sickness, from cradle to their nineties, that they must look like they once did, it’s a never-ending chore. Turner Classic Movies played a clip of a movie star from the silent era, it must have taken days to pile on all the make-up and fake hair, as if she has just been called to the set. Miss America ending the heels in swimsuit segment, but not the hair dying. The Centers for Disease Control, is running a spot featuring a woman with no teeth or jaw do to smoking, but someone made sure that her hair was nicely black dyed, are we to be thankful it was not blond dyed? If you must ask, “does she or dosen’t she”, became an effective slogan: within six years 70 percent of all adult women were coloring their hair, and Clairol’s sales increased fourfold. In 1967, (Shirley) Polykoff was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame. (Excerpted from Wikipedia), the answer will always be yes, yes from now on…she does dye her hair…

 In conclusion, if I was given a dime for every addicted dye head female blond that appears just on television, I would be able to retire to my mansion in Beverley Hills for the rest of my life, not to mention, a nickel, for all those dark dye head males that are very much in evidence on television too, and if a journalist, are their reported stories to be trusted, believable, rooted in truth, or just as fabricated as the fake hair shades on their heads?

 

Incendiary Blond Hair Dye?

Is it me but do ‘all women’ that regularly appear on television, prescribe to the same blond hair dye conspiracy with its reoccurring dark roots, and if it was not for the labor intensity and maintance of the powdered wig, it would be the powdered wig that would be in vogue today, well yes and no, today’s painted heads can be just as labor intensive in maintance, opening the door to even the less affluent,  just that it’s so 18th century, that was then, this is now, throwing out the notion that what was once old can be new again. Not to mention those over 50-year-old males, experiencing their own personal mid-life crisis every day appearing on televison without a thread of gray, with its reappearing gray roots, providing an ‘oddity’ with its own laugh track that can be enjoyed by all in witness. All the above providing a platform for marketing managers and hair stylists war on gray hair, increasing their own advisability worth, and a windfall for the manufacturers of all related hair care products, raking in millions of dollars feeding the perceived dread, convincing the naturally gray haired a cure is possible, much like the fatality of those addicted to nicotine and opioids, you too can appear young in lustiness as you once did in your youth, increasing your appearance marketing-worth, as if your ability to make a decent living depends on it and by today’s sham standards it almost does.