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“The Wahlburgers” Are Another Reason I Worry About My Country

January 22, 2014

Is it not enough that A&E has embarrassed themselves by airing the racist and homophobic Duck Dynasty?  Do they need to go a step further and air The Wahlburgers, a show that must seem like a truly bad joke to most Americans?

In case you need some background on who hopes to make money on your viewership of this human trash consider the following.

“Wahlberg had been in trouble 20–25 times with the Boston Police Department in his youth. By age 13, Wahlberg had developed an addiction to cocaine and other substances.At fifteen, civil action was filed against Wahlberg for his involvement in two separate incidents of harassing African-American children (the first some siblings and the second a group of black school children on a field trip), by throwing rocks and shouting racial epithets. At 16, Wahlberg approached a middle-aged Vietnamese man on the street and, using a large wooden stick, knocked him unconscious while yelling a racial epithet. That same day, he also attacked another Vietnamese man, leaving the victim permanently blind in one eye.

For these crimes, Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to assault, and was sentenced to two years in state prison at Boston’s Deer Island House of Correction. He served 45 days of his sentence. In another incident, the 21-year-old Wahlberg fractured the jaw of a neighbor in an unprovoked attack. Commenting in 2006 on his past crimes, Wahlberg has stated: “I did a lot of things that I regret, and I have certainly paid for my mistakes.” He said the right thing to do would be to try to find the blinded man and make amends, and admitted he has not done so, but added that he was no longer burdened by guilt”

What has become of this nation when it strikes some business executive at a television network that someone like this deserves a show?  What does it say about our society when people will carve time out of their otherwise busy schedules to sit down and let this crap consume their time and space in their head?

When did the bar get lowered to the point that when an idea for a show of this type was proposed the person making the suggestion was not booted out on his backside to find another job?

I understand that at any point in our history one can always make the case that ‘good taste’ was in short supply.  But I also understand all that can be argued by degree of distastefulness.  However, it seems to me over the past years the pace of allowing just about anything or anyone to be subjected on our country has quickened.  The door that once would have been shut and locked has now seemingly been left totally open for the lowest common denominator to walk through.

I can not be the only one who finds this type of programming totally unacceptable as it promotes those who have no reason to find fame.  It only promotes all the things that we really need less of in our society.

  1. Solly permalink
    February 1, 2015 11:41 AM

    Cool Suzy Q, everyone has a “right” to make a mistake, 20-25 times! Oh, but now he takes his little kiddies to church every sunday while wifey sleeps in, but the bottom line is he wants to invest in some bidness opportunities that may require a liquor license, so felony convictions don’t look so good. A come to Jesus moment. The Asian man never heard from Marky Mark to apologize or make restitution and one of the black school girls now grown up said she’s against a pardon. There are probably thousands of people more deserving of consideration for a pardon. And by the way Suzy, what neighborhood do you live in where you give punks the right of 20-25 violent mistakes? I’m sure a lot of enterprising young people are looking for opportunity.

  2. Suzy longo permalink
    January 31, 2015 9:44 PM

    Everyone has the right to make a mistake,he clearly isn’t that same person when he was 13 and 21. He has grown up and changed his life,come on already he’s moved on and so should you.

  3. January 24, 2014 12:30 PM

    I think Sai Gagnon was kept back in the fourth grade this year as his sentence structure and spelling are not quite up to state standards.

  4. sai gagnon permalink
    January 24, 2014 9:40 AM

    are u a jerk.When someone change there life.Do u kick them when there down?No you hope they change an they all did.Wheres your at ? Your a hater and an need to open your eyes Ahole

  5. Solly permalink
    January 22, 2014 10:04 PM

    Marky Mark has been the beneficiary of many media verbal fellatio episodes. He even goes to Mass every Sunday, and sometimes lets his wife sleep in. Probably teaches his 4 kids how to beat up people and get out of the consequences, but then go to confession and everything is alright

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