I commented on a public Facebook post today. I know, I know. We all do dumb things sometimes. Anyway I mentioned that I thought this article was petty: Michigan Gov Threw Wife Decadent Birthday Party with Tacky-Ass Cake While His State Is Poisoned.
Yeah, it’s a Gawker article, but it was shared by MoveOn.org. I expect a little more from MoveOn.org. (Not much more, mind you. Just links to articles without anger-inducing, judgmental phrases like “Tacky-Ass Cake” in the headline. (I mean, do we want to Move On, or do we want to bicker?) I shared my opinion that the piece was petty, and I was subsequently accused of being dismissive of the plight of the people of Flint.
So, today I learned that it’s not enough to call for the ousting of Snyder, the removal of the emergency manager system, and the prosecution and punishment of all responsible. Shannon G. from North Carolina insists that I must, in solidarity with Flint, also want to read Sam Biddle’s tirades about how Snyder threw an insensitively lavish party for his wife, complete with high-end brand names written on fondant icing.
Pretty sure Snyder’s not going to give a shit that the people of Flint can only afford a box of Duncan Hines if he doesn’t give a shit that he poisoned them.
If you’re a bad lib like me, interested in reading articles about Flint that aren’t petty, I suggest:
- Emails Indicate Flint Lead Tests Withheld from Public at Snyder’s Command
- 10 Things They Won’t Tell You About the Flint Tragedy. But I Will
- When the Water Turned Brown
- Manslaughter charges possible in Flint water crisis, says top investigator