AS Foghorn Leghorn might have said: there's something Ugh about folks what publicize their sorrows. I am thinking first about reality TV. What kind of a fool would get involved with that? And yet people are eager to get involved.
Reality TV is a lie, of course, just as it's a lie that the friendly woman on the morning TV show is like one of your friend in your neighborhood coffee klatsch. No she isn't your friend; she just plays one on TV.
So it is when the race-card sharps descend on the latest race killing. Trouble is that reality is not the same as reality TV. Reality TV is an illusion, but when you deputize the race-card sharps to publicize your sorrow, you get humiliated.
That's what is developing in the Ferguson, Missouri race incident. It's turning out that Michael Brown was not just a kid walking down the street. As Bob Tyrreli writes, Swisher Sweets, the cigars that Brown strong-armed just before his fatal encounter with the police, are used in the mixing of pot and PCP. Here's a
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