Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Jessica McBride Reveals Her Lack Of Depth

My friend and former workplace colleague Bill Christofferson, and his family, have been shaken by a legal and medical emergency.

And have the extra burden of dealing with it under the glare of disproportionately intense publicity - - but Jessica McBride needlessly turned up the heat by posting Monday on her WTMJ-sponsored blog a snotty and mean-spirited political observation.

I've avoided the insider/bloggers' give and take for the most part on this blog because I am trying to keep it focused on issues, but Bill and Molly are friends, and even if they weren't, I'd respond in the same way.

Politicians are fair game for bloggers. Media, too: But their children should not be, especially when the stakes are so high.

The irony is that McBride's posting tells you more about herself than the Christoffersons.

I wish Bill and Molly and their family the best.

I wish that McBride presented with more self-awareness, even empathy; that may come with maturity. Let's hope so.

5 comments:

Michael J. Mathias said...

And let's not forget that it says a lot about WTMJ--some member of the management team is allowing the post to stay up.

Mobile's Take said...

Molly is a good person. I met her while working on a Mayoral campaign for Sandy Folaron and then Marvin Pratt. I hope now that she gets the help that she needs. Molly is a good person. I met her while working on a Mayoral campaign for Sandy Folaron and then Marvin Pratt. I hope now that she gets the help that she needs. This type of addiction is powerful. I can totally empathize with what Bill and Molly are going through. By brother suffered from deep depression and turned to drugs. This was very hard on my whole family. Unfortunately my brother’s addiction killed him. Maybe this incident will be blessing for Molly and her family. My prayers are with them.

As far as Jessica, what can I say? How low can one go?

Crawford's Take said...

I also know Molly and Bill and my heart broke this morning reading the paper. I hope she and all the other people out there struggling with this disease find the solice of sobriety. All my love to her and her family.

On McBride. I thought it was already common knowledge that she lacked depth isn't that the point of her being the lacky to the right?

Jim Bouman said...

Jessica McBride: shabby, shabby, shabby.

Anonymous said...

Email the honchos of Journal Communications to take down from the TMJ website that despicable entry on its blogs:

STEVEN SMITH, Chairman of the Board
ssmith@journalcommunications.com
PAUL KRITZER, Legal and Secretary
pkritzer@journalcommunications.com