You don't know me and I don't generally take the time to watch you on network television because your perky demeanor makes me want to gouge my eyes out with a pitch fork and then rub the gaping bloody holes with lemons. And the only time I ever tuned into Regis and Kathy Lee was if George Clooney was a guest because the sight of him soothed the aforementioned impulse. It wasn't until yesterday that I was even aware that you were back on network tv delivering your patent brand of bubble headed ninnyness (just roll with it spell check). I don't know if it was your idea or if your producers were spoon feeding you through the receiver in your ear, but what was with perpetuating the idea that the Internet is an evil, scary place? What is the difference between Mommy Bloggers telling stories about their children and sharing pictures in a public forum, and YOU writing books about that very thing complete with pictures (which by the way, is a public forum). I'm assuming that you must have forgotten but you spoke about your children every day of the week, Monday through Friday, on Regis and Kathy Lee. How is this different than moms who blog TO A MUCH SMALLER AUDIENCE? Because I don't know of a single mommy blog that has millions of daily viewers like your network television show did. You also allow your children to be photographed at events and public appearances and subsequently printed in magazines and guess what? eventually ONLINE. ON THE INTERNET. I Googled "Cody Gifford" and Google delivered. OOOohhh DANGER DANGER Kathy Lee.
To quote YOU: "I have mixed emotions about it there's just something that worries me". Only I'm not talking about the Internet. I'm worried about your unabashed HYPOCRISY. However, my emotions about it are not mixed.
As an aside? The damsel in distress persona that you portray? Went out in the 1950's. And as my husband so pointedly noted you did nothing but make yourself look like an insufferable idiot.
**I realize this subject is probably being addressed ad nauseam (that's Latin spell check, seriously update already) around the blogosphere and I'm not usually one to jump on a bandwagon but this was one wagon I'm happy to slip on the assless chaps for. Because I am all about the cause.
Thursday, May 8, 2008