Saturday, November 18, 2006

You Can't Handle the Truth

I will never comprehend the mentality of some Americans who simply cannot handle unpleasant events -- unless of course it's presented as an entertaining reality tv show.
A Midwest hotel chain with several properties in Illinois has pulled CNN and CNN Headline News from its guest rooms and lobbies in response to the cable network's broadcast of an insurgent video showing Iraqi snipers shooting at U.S. troops.

God forbid someone might have to face the realities in Iraq. This quote from James Thompson, president of the Iowa-based Stoney Creek Hospitality Corp., makes no sense whatsoever:
"It was shocking and repulsive," he said. "Their actions supported terrorism."

Yes, it is shocking and repulsive, but that is what's going on over there.

Guests seem to be supporting the decision by a 3-1 margin, including this nitwit:
Dennis Cunningham, a retired factory worker from northern Missouri staying at the hotel for several weeks while his wife undergoes brain surgery, said he supported Thompson's decision.

"I agree with him. I think it was inappropriate," Cunningham said. "We don't need to see things like that over here."

Carry on with your life of denial. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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