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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bad Behavior is in the eye of the media

Bad Behavior is in the eye of the media

A cranky opinion for


The following is the opinion of a cranky old man with little knowledge of the subject opined.   Opposing views are welcome, but are wrong.  As always, please, no name calling, and that means you, you big stupid head!

Bill Cosby apparently used drugs to date rape women.  Because of his wealth, power and public persona, it took years for women to step forward and accuse him of being the despicable abuser that he apparently is.  I didn’t believe it at first; I had been a big Cosby fan since his first comedy album.  He has somehow avoided any repercussions for his behavior.

Michael Jackson had an unhealthy affinity for young boys.  Several accused him of sexual abuse and he paid several off to say nothing.   Because of his wealth, power, and public persona, it took years before his perversion saw the light of day, and many still refuse to accept it.  He was never taken to task for his child abuse.  When he passed away, the world mourned.

Bill Clinton has been accused of several rapes, and of intimidating his victims to keep them silent.  Because of his wealth, power, public persona, and political expediency he has never been held accountable, and is in fact a darling of the woman’s rights movement.  He admitted to taking sexual advantage of a young intern.  If he was a CEO of a major corporation he would have been dismissed.  Instead he had his wrist slapped and he showed zero remorse.*

Hillary Clinton knew of her husband’s brutality and predilection for sexual abuse.  Because of his wealth, power, public persona, and political expediency she has remained silent and has not been held accountable for her silence or her hand in stemming the accusations through intimidation and slander.**

Woody Allen took advantage of his seventeen year old adopted daughter, even married her, and has been accused of inappropriate behavior with others.  Because of his wealth, power and public persona, he is still a respected movie writer, producer and director.

OJ Simpson almost decapitated two people, but he was wealthy, famous, and charming, so he was judged not guilty regardless of overwhelming evidence along with his threat of suicide and attempted escape.

Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton among others were made famous and established careers after releasing sex tapes on the internet.  They have throngs of supporters.  They are also children of privilege.  They are judged with different standards.

Pee Wee Herman is a seemingly harmless and a fairly talented actor/comedian who was caught diddling himself in an XXX movie theater.  His career was basically ruined for years because he was not wealthy enough, or powerful enough to have the charges buried.  He was just famous enough to have this indiscretion made public.  I do not condone his behavior, but it was an XXX movie…DUH!  I’ll wager there are still people doing the same thing today in their own homes who go to work the next morning and do not have their career ruined.

Martha Stewart is wealthy and liked by many, but there are also many who resent her for her “prissy, proper, blue nose” persona and when she was caught for a minor Wall Street indiscretion which saved her almost $80,000 she was sent to jail for insider trading.

Oprah Winfrey is wealthy, talented, adored by millions and feared by many because of her media power.  Oprah bought ten percent of Weight Watchers stock and on the next day announced that she had given the company the right to use her name, image, likeness and endorsement for the company.  I'm not a lawyer, but that sounds like insider trading to me.  Oprah made over 60 million dollars in one day; apparently if you are Oprah that is perfectly legal.  I know if I had sold stock in Weight Watchers to Oprah I would be pissed. 

Apparently if you are wealthy, talented, or charming or if the world just likes you, you can get away with almost anything.  If you are not wealthy, have no power or are unlikable you better watch your step.

The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.

Oprah, if by some crazy reason you read this, I was only kidding.
*Try as I might to feel differently, I still kinda like President Clinton.
**I have no trouble not liking Hillary, she s not as charming as Bill.


  1. What can I say? You're right!!

  2. Spot on. You or I couldn't beat a parking ticket, while the beautiful ones get a way with murder.

  3. It's been the way of the world since the beginning, unfortunately.

  4. And now you know why I don't like these people. You've explained in perfectly. Spot on.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  5. I guess that is why jails are not full of the rich and famous.
    Me too on *. But unlike you, I do like the Mrs.

  6. Life's not fair. If the main character of "Fifty Shades of Grey" had lived in a run-down trailer...

  7. Years ago thoughts such as those expressed in this post prompted me to accept the fact that we are not now and have never been a democracy. We are an oligarchy--rule by the wealthy. This notion of "equal under the law" is a fairy tale for childish mentalities.

  8. You should move to Alabama and write about politicians. It would be like shooting fish in a barrel.

  9. Well, ya gotta give my man Bill (Clinton! Not Cosby!) some credit...he sexed up some really ugly women.

  10. I admire the judge who sentenced Robert Downey, Jr. and Kiefer Southerland to jail for their addiction and the problems it caused; it did help them get their act together. Discipline is always hard and people don't like it, but sometimes it is better in the long run. I don't believe in Karma, but I am kind of glad OJ Simpson is where he is right now.....


  11. I can't get over someone making sixty million dollars in one day!

  12. It is interesting to see how some of these things play out. It also makes me wish I had money, and was a more likable person. ;-)