Wednesday, April 19, 2017

On Schadenfreude

The news that Bill O'Reilly's career may be over for good doesn't make me happy. Honestly, I would have been happier if it turned out he wasn't as racist or sexist when the cameras were off as he was when they were on. I was not happy to learn the news about Aaron Hernandez. I don't know how any young man facing a lifetime in a lonely, grey cell, among a stench he will never escape, could avoid suicide.

I don't need to witness anyone's humiliation or misery. I need O'Reilly to have not humiliated countless women and Hernandez to have not taken people away from those who loved them.

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