Bill O’Reilly, for me?
OK, for the most part, but only in small doses.
But when it comes to how the media has handled the tragic Whitney Houston death (And if you do not know what I am talk about…Well, what deep, black hole in the Earth have YOU been in?)…
One can easily see how the sensationalizers benefit, from both the abuse?
As well as the corresponding tragedy.
[via Mediaite] Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly was a guest on Thursday morning’s TODAY show, and got into a relatively heated discussion with host Matt Lauer when the topic of Whitney Houston‘s death came up.
Lauer brought up O’Reilly’s earlier comments, when he said that Houston had wanted to kill herself, because of her constant abuse of drugs.
“I don’t believe that anyone is a slave to addiction,” O’Reilly said, explaining that while addiction is a disease, people also have free will. “You don’t have free will when you have lung cancer. You do have free will when you’re a crack addict.”
O’Reilly said the media looked the other way while Houston was addicted to drugs “for two decades.” When Lauer said that there were plenty of stories about Houston’s addiction, O’Reilly countered that they were just sensationalized accounts.
“You know what we in the media do, Lauer?” O’Reilly asked. “We wink wink it, we Snoop Dogg it. We Willie Nelson it. Hey, oh yeah, they’re stoned. That’s fine. And what message does that send? It’s okay!” [Read More]
All one has to do is turn on ANY given media outlet, any general celebrity blog, and see what they cater to.
I think all the abject media sensationalism…
Is full of crap.
Too bad we can’t filter that out!
[via Dvice] UV bottle cap promises dead bacteria on the go
When you are planning to put in some serious time on the trail, the goal is to pack light. There is nothing more annoying than having a bunch of fiddly gadgets for everything. That’s why integrating the purifier — in this case a UV bulb — into the lid of your water bottle is such a good idea.
The All Clear bottle from CamelBak just requires you to fill the bottle with water, put on the cap and hold down the power button to activate the UV bulb.
The LCD screen on the cap pretty much walks you through it. It counts down the 60 seconds it takes to purify the water and includes information about your battery life. The only thing you have to do is swish the water around while the bulb zaps your water to ensure all the water is treated and you are good to go. The UV bulb is supposed to kill the bulk of all bacteria, viruses and protozoa — in fact all but .01 percent of each type of intestinal nightmare per 25 ounces of water, according to stats released by the company.
The UV bulb is projected to last for 10,000 cycles that should clean approximately 101 ounces of water a day for seven years. Plus, the battery is rechargeable. [Read More]
And isn’t it too bad…
When it comes to the crap (dead bacteria) in the media?
Such a device (above) wouldn’t work.