It’s like Entertainment on ESPN

Kathleen Parker gets herself all twerked up over that Miley Cyrus incident:

This is not the first offensive display — and probably not even the worst. I pretend to no authority but have seen enough to know that MTV videos often resemble soft-porn mini-movies. Children marinating in a culture of online porn, sexting, rainbow parties and worse have little experience with other ways of relating emotionally.

Someone actually pretending to authority, I suppose, would have known that MTV doesn’t show videos and hasn’t for years. (Not that their “reality” shows are any less noxious.) And has anyone ever actually attended a rainbow party? Snopes seems skeptical.


  1. Bill Peschel »

    30 August 2013 · 4:50 pm

    God knows I can’t defend that, but I like Parker in general. She noted in the ’90s that parents have to raise their children in opposition to the general culture.

  2. Chas Clifton »

    30 August 2013 · 5:30 pm

    Parker is pretty level-headed, but keeping up with pop culture might be the full-time job that is not her job. Isn’t that what interns are for? ;)

  3. CGHill »

    30 August 2013 · 5:51 pm

    I have to admit that it never occurred to me that she might have farmed that out to an underling. (The first draft contained the phrase “Editing error, perhaps?” Maybe I should have left that in.)

  4. jsallison »

    30 August 2013 · 8:23 pm

    OMG, where were the rainbow parties when I was a teen? Forgive me if I ‘believe’ (that trumps facts, these days, don’tcha know?) that this is a construction of Oprah’s fevered imagination and her self-inflicted heavy breathing cohorts. Obama, Oprah, they both start with da big O, coincidence? I feel not, and that trumps all.

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