KTLA anchor Chris Burrous died very young. He was married with a child, but died in a motel room of a crystal meth overdose philandering with a paramour.
Variety kept out the gory details with the neo-Victoirans deciding Burrous was a “nice guy” even as he was holed up in motel rooms stoned as his child could have died a thousand deaths.
The Blaze, on the other hand, left out no detail. This is making the Middle Class people very squeamish.
Too bad for them.
It is tiresome how the phrase “nice guy” is overused with reckless abandon. What makes a “nice guy”?
According to the comments on variety, having a sunny smile.
Yeah, that’s a real sign of a nice guy.
I do believe in airing all of the details. People need to deal with reality. Families may want to hide those details, but they’ve no right to do it. People need to stop trying to be amateur publicists, and often, their motives are not all that noble. They may wish to bank on that pseudo-pristine image, or they are also doing sketchy things and it want it hidden. We cannot assume people are being protective of a loved one.
And it is time to break away from the shackles of the Patriarchal. If we stop thinking in terms of good guy and bad guy, and think in terms of facts, we get a more accurate picture of who we are as a society. We don’t get cocky or insecure: it is what it is, and that’s all there is to it.
Why is naked reality so important?
Because often we miss very serious things because of our tendency to sweep things under the rug.
Crystal meth is not a little harmless drug. it is highly addictive and causes psychological problems.
What we have is extreme self-indulgence that brought on a fatal consequence. We actually know nothing about this man — and a smile reveals not very much.
Journalism was supposed to make the world naked. The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, and the mysterious so that we would know where we stand. Spinning narratives, hiding uncomfortable facts, and making excuses it the way to tell lies, not see the truth.
There are severe consequences. A dead body, and a child who has one parent less.
A person can be troubled, but if they are not nice to themselves, that is a red flag that needs to be acknowledged and factored in. You can throw temper tantrums all you want, but a dead body is something we should try to avoid, and enabling troubled behaviour is the best way to keep a body count very high…