"In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country."
Apparently I have been hiding beneath a rock of current events shame. The president of Iran visiting Columbia? I heard the sound clip of his above statement on the Lehrer News Hour last night as I flipped through the 3 channels I get on my little TV, and then I checked up on it on AlterNet. I thought it was some sort of Jon Stewart mash up until I saw it in print. Could this be? Why had I not heard about this? I'm disgusted with our local paper, ever since they published the opinion of the mayor and said it was their own. I wish I had the courage to stay in the journalism program at UNH, but I balked at the semester-long, unpaid internship and never took a journalism class. Silly me.
Maybe I should get a subscription to some news magazine that's neutral. My subscription to EW doesn't cut it on issues other than entertainment. Although I don't want to worry myself over stuff I have no control over, I hate being ill informed. I suppose that's why I gave up on watching network news. I've written about this before.
Ultimately, I still feel that you waste an awful lot of energy worrying about some things that are out of our control and that are being reported. I know I'll have everything I need to know when I go to vote.