Thursday, March 13, 2008

Oh, What Joy!

Laura Schlessinger is now never off your television screen, because the people in power have decided that it's an excellent idea to blame Mrs. Spitzer for her husband's use of prostitutes. Dr. Laura will be on Larry King next. The advertisement for her appearance tells us:

Always telling-it-like-it-is, always topical, it's Dr. Laura! What does she think of the Eliot Spitzer affair? You won't want to miss her take on this timely subject!

Any alien from outer space would figure out the imbalance of power between the sexes on earth from just the fact that CNN thinks having her on is a great idea. Because Dr. (of something unrelated to what she is doing now) Laura will blame women for everything, including the stuff that men do. Or especially that stuff.

Is this all just your usual search for controversial performers to plump up the audience numbers? I doubt that, because a reversal of the Schlessinger phenomenon should do as well then: a radical feminist, preferably a man, who bashes men as hard as Schlessinger bashes women. No such performer would be ever invited to Larry King's show.

I rest my case.