The Indignity of Newsweek

Each week, Newsweek publishes what they call “The Dignity Index:”

A weekly mathematical survey of bad behavior that measures, on a scale of 1 to 100, just how low a person can go.

It’s obvious that the column is intended to be humorous, but someone should explain that to whatever mindless twit dreamed up this week’s index.

Texas Judge Sharon Keller refuses to keep her court open an extra 20 minutes so lawyers could fix a computer glitch and file a death-row appeal. Hours later, the inmate was executed.
Score: 32

Pandering for votes, lifelong Yankee fan Rudy Giuliani does the unthinkable: he’s rooting for the Red Sox in the World Series. So wrong on so many levels, we’re speechless.
Score: 95

Ha!

Get it?

Here, I’ll explain it to you!

A Yankees fan supporting the Red Sox is worse – nay! almost three times worse! – than a judge refusing to take a simple action that cost a man his life.

HA!

Oh, wait, that’s not funny. Not in the least.

Newsweek, if I was actually paying for my subscription to your magazine, I’d cancel it. As it is, at least the kids have free doodling paper.

(P.S. Editors, also on page 16 of this week’s magazine, you might want to let writer Jessica Bennett know that 2007 – 1970 = 37 years old, not 38. You might actually want to, oh, edit your magazine in the future.)

Bonus: Seems Judge Sharon Keller was just being true to form.

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