Friday, February 23, 2007

Judge Judy

Sometimes the TV at my gym is on her program—and God, I loathe her. Nazi-like. Intimidates and bullies and interrupts the witnesses—makes them confess to “lying.” Insists she is capable of telling whether someone is lying or not. Tells a woman, repeatedly, to wipe the smirk off her face. The woman was just smiling nervously.
I saw a film of an authentic Nazi trial. The witnesses were terrified, the judge shouting at them. The judges were Judge Judys.
She’s popular for the same reason that those right-wing horrors on radio and TV are popular. They are angry, they oversimplify things—and they appeal to the angry, simple-minded Americans. Coulter, for example.
Someone should start a Web site: Shut the hell up, Judy.