Does the IR Need a Douche?

I just love it when someone asks a stupid question. Turns out, as I’ve learned in my rather odd life, that there are stupid questions, and they are generally asked by people or organizations that, one would hope, would not be ignorant, but one is oft disappointed.

Take for example, the Helena Independent Record, the local newspaper in my thriving nontropolis of a hometown, as they asked this: “Do you think Helena needs an anti-discrimination ordinance?” [1]


Yes, they actually asked that. And as a public service, I decided to ask you a question with the title of this post. Don’t worry, you don’t have to answer, tho.

As one would guess, the Helena IR appears to already have a douche, and that douche wrote up and asked the question on their site. Not cool, people. Not cool at all.

And to my friends who work at the IR[2], don’t think this makes you in any way at fault for this. I call them as I see them, and yes, it’s not comfortable to be called out, but it is healthy. I adore most of you to pieces, so it’s not like I’m not going to be sharing a beer with you when I see you out. I just have to point out that this particular use of your soapbox is completely wrong, and frankly, part of the problem. Most of you already know this, tho, and, while you may not be able to say so in the office, probably agree with me.

So to whomever wrote this question and posted it online, please rethink what you do for a living. And if you’re smart, you’ll take this as a learning experience and be better at your job. If you’re not smart, you’ll be angry and post some new treat like “Does Kev Hamm deserve to be beaten with a stick?”

Oh please, go do that. I’d love to see exactly how bad it gets for you when that question is posted. Truly!






One response to “Does the IR Need a Douche?”

  1. David Sherman Avatar

    So…are you still beating your wife? Grrr. The vast majority of media polls are utterly stupid. “Yes” “No” and “Don’t Know” — come on, people, put a little THOUGHT into these things, willya?

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