|"Mumble, mumble" she said, "mumble mumble."|
There is a reason Court TV exists: courtroom drama is a medium best served by fiction. In the real world courtroom testimony gets boring very, very fast because it is not regulated by either a plot line or the need for commercial breaks. When a star witness has difficulty comprehending simple questions things slide into a slowly spinning whirlpool where words and phrases get repeated again, and again, and again. I endured for about 7 minutes and then I went out into the kitchen and emptied the dishwasher. News networks are meant to provide you with news, some nearly fatal barbiturate overdose served up in a soupy mess of irrelevance. Is this trial important? Yes. Did that testimony need to be broadcast live? Hell no!
This morning I saw a question on one of my news feeds regarding that day's testimony. "Star Witness or Train Wreck?" Holy shit, I thought, did that question even need to be asked.