The Curious Case of Tiger Woods
I originally wasn’t going to write about Tiger Woods. Yesterday I wrote about Meredith Baxter and I thought that focusing on one “Hollywood” type for one weekend was enough for me. But I was sitting around earlier reading, and it dawned on me that I really wanted to write about Tiger Woods after all.
Since the original posts on Wednesday, more junk has come out about him - about nasty text messages and voice mails and Las Vegas cocktail waitresses. There is so much to say about that. We still don't know all the exact details, but just for fun, lets say that it is possible that his wife chased him out of the house as he was in his boxers, and smashed the window of his car because he cheated. Now he’s caught. I just love, love, love how the media has given the mistresses all the attention by parading them on TV and giving them their fifteen minutes. Why is the media glorifying the mistresses? Called me old fashioned, but shouldn’t the mistresses be shamed just like Tiger Woods is being shamed for cheating? You can not tell me that those women did not know who he was. I hate golf with a passion yet I know who Tiger Woods is. Heck, I could even pick him out of the line up. But he is the only one getting crap. Yes, he should get crap for it, but I would really like to give these mistresses he had half of that crap. I mean, seriously - they knew he was married. They knew he had children. Yet, the media is glorifying them, and giving Tiger Woods hell. So not cool, man.
Now my other problem is with the media. Yes, Tiger is in the spotlight, and yes he did sign up for this. But why must I be bombarded with his marital problems? I mean, seriously, I barely want to know about my parents marital problems, and we live in the same house. I get it, he plays great golf so I heard (like I said, hate golf). But I couldn’t care less about his private life. I stabbed myself with a pencil the other day at work, where was my media coverage? I think that the media in the past few years has gotten totally out of control. Yes, people love reading about the stars lives, but I really believe that if these tabloiders go away and we don’t hear about these stars private lives, we will all be better off with out. I am pretty sure that they can be forgotten about.
So please, let Tiger work on his marriage in peace and let his money hungry mistresses be shamed right along with him.