I usually avoid writing about anything as obvious as “Britney Spears is fucked up” but a particular headline caught my eye as I was flicking through news sites. For those who are interested, the process I usually follow when putting together an “Angry News” video for YouTube starts with looking through the major news sites.
I look for something that gets my attention. It might be an important story but, to be honest, more often than not it’s a stupid story. Or at best a “quirky” one. Often what gets me is if there’s some sort of apparent contradiction in expectations in the headline (a tip of the hat to shrewd sub-editors everywhere). Priests brawling in Jesus’ birthplace. Dick Cheney cuddling a pussy cat. That sort of thing.
So last night the one that caught my eye was “Dr Phil says Britney Spears needs psychological intervention“. Of course, the obvious reaction is “No shit, Sherlock.” So I ignored it and kept looking but I could not get it out of my head. Has there ever been a headline that stated the fucking obvious as if it was an insight more than that one? Was there some sort of competition in the newsroom to come up with the most fucked headline imaginable?
And then there was the fact that the story embodied so many things that piss me off. The degeneration of media into shallow crap. The obsession with celebrity. Fucked up people who have every privilege imaginable yet still self-destruct (try talking to someone who has REAL problems). Fucked up people like Dr Phil stating the blindingly obvious. And the pathetic notion that we all need some self-appointed TV expert to solve our problems. As opposed to, you know, taking some personal responsibility.
And so I decided to channel all of that frustration into a video. Let me make this clear first: I’m not really ragging on Britney Spears at all. She’s a fucking basket case. Spending any time dwelling on that would just be cruel. And while I’m frequently cruel, I don’t feel like spending time on it today.
No, the target of my ire he is Dr Phil. Maybe I’m being too harsh on him. Maybe it’s the media idiots responsible for focusing on his blindingly obvious statement. But I don’t really give a shit. Is this blog called “Reasonable 365 days a year”? I think not. Eat shit Dr Phil.
9 responses to “Dr Phil says Britney Spears needs help. And the sky is blue.”
Is Dr Phil really a doctor? Surely there are other less stupid, celeb-loving types who’d do his job much better…
By and large, particularly in the US, the “news” media is entertainment. Britney Spears’ gigantic mindfuck-implosion is the hottest piece of attention getting entertainment fuel out there right now, so of course the industry is going to jump on it like a bunch of ravenous carrion eaters after a whale gets beached. The only thing that can result from gazing upon the the orgy of stupidity that is the quasi-news entertainment industry is intense anger and/or migraines.
Yeah Dr. Phil — What Mr. Angry said!
Yeesh… I’m so…so…sooooo sick of this crap. Oh, but the common denomination factor?? They are *all* inbreed, white trailer park trash. No surprises there! 😛
Yeah Dr. Phil has a PhD. But he’s also a TV host which means that his shows and statements have to be dramatic.
Dr. Phil really is a whore. He’s always making safe statements like this Britney thing, and meaningful sound bytes that really don’t mean anything. I mean, who wouldn’t get applause for telling a drunk he’s making his family miserable?If he ever had any credibility — and did he ever? who is he besides Oprah’s lackey? — he’s completely lost it by getting involved in this asinine Britney bullshit.
Her sister’s pregnant, too… Wow, they’re both screwed up! Why do parents do this to their kids… Start them up,t rying to get them ‘famous’ from the word go, and then expecting them to turn out just peachy.
Dr Phil likes being famous. If anyone needs any sort of psychiatric help it is he. What a nacissitic parasite. But over there, they all hang onto his word like it is the Gospel.
There are many people who could learn to take responsibility for themselves, but just don’t get it.
There is no hope for them – because there is no way they can get it.
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Dr. Phil really is a doctor, but I think of him more as a rabid weasel. Or what Wendy said, Oprah’s lackey, whore, etc. As far as his counseling practices, he’s like psychotherapeutic napalm.
As far as the poor Spears girls go, well, as usual, it’s all the fucking mother’s fault ain’t it now?