The never-ending contempt for writers.

22 September, 2008

I haven’t seen John Adams yet, nor did I see the Emmys last night, but the fact that writer Kirk Ellis was cut off during his acceptance speech while five vacuous reality TV hosts were allowed to ramble on and on. From Awards Daily:

Our international friends wonder how America could be backward enough to elect Bush twice. Maybe because a lot of our citizens who don’t have the time, energy or resources to read and keep informed depend on television for cues about what’s happening outside the echo chamber of homogenized news. It’s a shame, but most American viewers of last night’s Emmys will never see John Adams. Kirk Ellis had a 30-second window of opportunity to reach out to those people, but he got the storm shutters slammed in his face.

Yet another example of Americans looking down upon those who think. Reminds me of the episode of The Simpsons when a member of MENSA complains about the public library replacing the English Literature section with a Make-Your-Own-Sundae bar. Too bad this wasn’t also a joke.

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2 Responses to “The never-ending contempt for writers.”

  1. Paul said

    I’ve enjoyed mooching around your blog today but why, oh why, no RSS feed?

  2. Noah said

    I don’t know. I’ll try to set that up.

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