I hear that all the time, and Lord how I wish life could be that easy.
I felt that way about reality shows when they started–don’t write about them and they’ll simply vanish–but they grew and grew, funguslike, and now you can’t avoid their invasive terror.
We can’t turn our heads and pretend the bad things in our culture aren’t happening.
They are happening and they need to be addressed and dissected, starting from point zero.
Palin gets so much exposure and support that to avoid her would be the same as burying your head in the sand as a tyrant gains power.
So I’ll continue to address her–even if it means the occasional “Don’t blame her for this latest horror” item that I wrote yesterday.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 13, 2011