Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Video Raises Interesting Questions

   It certainly isn't up to me to render news judgment when we have the professionals serving as your gatekeepers. However, we currently have a difference of opinion on what is news.
    Over at 260, Perry says the gangsta rap video starring local high school students and the alleged killer of a man last week is indeed newsworthy.  I won't speak for Perry, but I assume he agrees with me the video is news on several levels including as a window into what led to the stabbing on Winslow Street.
      Surprisingly, despite good video, the story didn't catch the fancy of local TV news..
      Really ?
       My questions include why are teens brandishing firearms, messing with drugs and liquor and cavorting with a seemingly criminal element.  One of the participants is said to be on a high school football team.
      The video, called "Coco whippin' in the kitchen" was according to one source shot in Theresa.
       This whole episode speaks to the pathologies everybody talked about in campaigns last fall.
        Every high school student in Jefferson County should be shown this video and have it explained to them why such nonsense is a glide path to being a loser.
        In some ways, art like this is a parody of life, except for the tragic consequences.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Channel 7 is more stodgy than the Times?! Man,that takes some doing.

Anonymous said...

Hate to break it to you Jeff, filmed right here in good old Watertown. WPD cruiser clearly visible towards the end

Anonymous said...

You are blaming a video? No wonder...you are a big Hillary supporter.
When C.W McCall sang about Convoy, did it cause truckers to crash the gate doing ninety-eight?
When Johnny Cash sang that he shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die, did that cause murders?
When Jimmy Dean sang, "...better step aside, a lot of men didn't and a lot of men died", did murders go up?

These miserable young people who did this, did not do it because of rap videos...unless maybe because they were embarrassed from the awful video they made.

Anonymous said...

So are they referring to whippin up some crack? Inhaling some nitrous oxide? Masturbating? Urban dictionary has failed me for the first time ever.

Anonymous said...

Guaranteed, all involved have been living off others for years and years. Being a hip hop artist is much more enjoyable than working for a living. But who can blame them? The nation is full of talentless, over rated BS thugs who have been made into something of value. There is no value in these fine people.

Anonymous said...

@9:42 - I don't see anybody "blaming a video" here. I see commentary that the video is an unfortunate reflection of the "Thug Life" that some of our youth seem to foolishly glorify. It's a path no nowhere except prison or death, nothing more, but these idiots obviously don't care about that.

Anonymous said...

Guns and convicted felons are not supposed to be mixed.