I Take a Visit to the Dark Side: Me and Justin Bieber

Sometimes you have to visit the Dark Side.

I don’t like Justin Bieber. I’m tired of hearing Bieber-all-day-long. I’m tired of reading about Bieber and his self-imposed problems.He’s a spoiled kid who got lucky that his video was in the right place at the right time to be seen by his soon-to-be-manager.

But dim-witted Americans thrive on reading about Bieber.People that can’t tell you where the Ukraine is, or name their state representatives can tell you more than you want to know about Justin Bieber. His name sells.  It sells tickets and any articles that are about him go straight to the top on Google News. Articles with high readership command the largest part of the advertising dollars. So more people read about Bieber.

I’d rather do pieces about social justice, corrupt police officers and inefficient government in Argentina. Stories that might make just a small difference. But I have to pay the bills too. So this morning, I visited the dark side and wrote a piece about Bieber’s latest stupidity.  You can read it here: Bieber Turns up Nose at Plea Deal.

Like I said, sometimes you gotta pay the bills.

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