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Welcome pipedream from one Eric to another... Cs are better than Ks and CKs. We rock!

courtesy of sisyphus238
http://www.matthewshepard.org/2020_statement.html

I still haven't decided if I am going to cary out my boycott of ABC. I watched the 20/20 program and was wash shocked only by the complete lack of integrity into which the show has fallen. Their questions totally led the interviewees and well the people they interviewed were well let me just list this out.

-The cracked out girlfriend who kept say she lied to get money before and now she was telling the real story... (hmmm do you think she got money for her story this time... do you think she might be lying... yup)

-The cracked out Limo driver... who claims was friends with Matthew... yet still calls him Matthew Shepard instead of Matthew. Oh and by the way he has a shit eating grin when he tells 20/20 he had a threesome with on of the murderers and his "lady friend" so he clearly can't be homophobic. This guy was such a classic case of say anything to be on TV it was transparent.

- The cracked out junkie who says he did speed with with all three involved and they all knew each other... the fact that everyone else denies this is not important.

I'm sure i could make a report that Lacy peterson was killed by a homeless man who was paid by the government to cover up an international drug ring that would have more merit, yet still be just as untrue. I have to admit that at one point during the show I laughed so loudly I missed what was said next. Who would have ever thought 20/20 would fall to the levels of Star Magazine and National Enquirer. Lets just make up news, it's more fun! Ah the Lowest Common Denominator strikes again. I can safely say I have no desire to watch 20/20 again.

While I love Desperate Housewives there are better uses of my time. yet I am still undecided. the show was so pathetic I find it hard to believe that anyone watching it would believe any of it. Even the interviews with the men who killed Matthew didn't jive with the 20/20 take on the murder. I am amazed it was even put on the air.

The Boy With The Thorn In His Side - Jeff Buckley

Comments

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pipedream
Dec. 1st, 2004 12:53 pm (UTC)
C's definately are better than K's--
...but, any spelling is better than "CH"

I also agree with you about 20/20- if ABC is going to air a tablioid -style show, they should at least have the decency to air them under a less-respected title.

There are no better uses of your time than watching Desperate Housewives =P
_kaiser_
Dec. 1st, 2004 01:44 pm (UTC)
i so disagree with you on the CH thing. but then that's because i'm biased...
et_blackbird
Dec. 2nd, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC)
You can spell it with a CH?
sisyphus238
Dec. 1st, 2004 01:22 pm (UTC)
Maybe you could rationalize. I mean, the "news" department is somewhat separated from the straight "entertainment" department although I'm not sure how fine the line is. 20/20 is certainly more entertainment than straight news, especially when they so blatantly manipulate a story as they did the one in question.
My co-worker didn't see the show but he did check out ABC.com and he told me they they have been getting a lot of negative mail regarding the show.
monkeyx3
Dec. 4th, 2004 01:07 am (UTC)
"Rationalize" seems to always be a negative word. and not something I really want to do. I still haven't decided but I am leaning towards being more forgiving since the show was utter crap.

By the way the book was the one mentioned in the Portuguese post back on 11/14... and "There is Thunder in our hearts..." is a line from "Running up that hill", by Kate Bush
et_blackbird
Dec. 2nd, 2004 01:18 pm (UTC)
I would certainly express my dissatisfaction in some way. Sometimes, one voice can start a landslide.
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