For those of us who were faithful followers of Anthony Bourdain it was shocking to hear of his suicide today. Shocking, but – if you’ve watched him over the years – certainly not a bolt from the blue. The guy was complicated.
When his long-running “No Reservations” ended and he made the leap to CNN, it seemed like he was heading into respectability.
The problem? Bourdain doesn’t belong in the respectability business.
Now, just after his suicide, CNN has shown what an ass-crack network they really are.
Friday’s “Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer – the beaver in a blue suit – exploded the memory of Anthony Bourdain by having a talking head psychotherapist attempt to pry into Bourdain’s brain, dissing his death.
What an outrage. (Of course, Bourdain would have seen the entire thing as an absurd exercise and is probably laughing somewhere in the 5th or 6th dimensions right now.)
This talking head with no reason to exist except to be propped in front of a camera and move her mouth Lise Van Susteren expounded on all sorts of things she knew nothing about. Might as well have read out loud the Wikipedia page on suicide.
Then, to crap on Bourdain even more, she makes him just one of all suicides and does it all under a huge banner screen with the 800 suicide hotline number.
Really. Does any goddamn person who knows Bourdain even think a blink he wouda called a suicide prevention hotline?
Jesus fly a kite.
Anthony, we’ll miss you, but we won’t forget you.
And we’ll blaspheme that rinky dink pissant outfit CNN that you made the mistake of hanging out with at the end.