So Funny

So FunnyJohnny Carson was so funny. He’d tell a joke then laugh as much as you did. There was so much humor in everyday simple things. Laughter is good for the soul. It energizes optimism. You just feel good. Like love…. but different…

If you made fun of someone it was wholesome and all could laugh, including the target. All kinds of shows sprouted with humor at their core. Good times for all. We all were united in smiles. The next day you heard the sharing of laughter based on last night’s shows. Hey… We had “I love Lucy” and Ricky Ricardo…. Silly vintage champagne for the soul. The grumpies even cracked a smile…

Somewhere along the way there was a train wreck. Our foundations of respect and reverence got buried by piles of self-serving nonsense. Our politics grew combative. Protecting your re-election drove your media interaction. Statistics replaced eye contact. Banners and slogans defiled discourse. Blame became the game.

Breaking news was breaking with the truth.

Opinion and bias delighted editors. Unfair and unbalanced is now our norm. Nothing is funny. Late night humorists have unlocked their foul mouths and bigoted brows in a cacophony of derision and smugness.

Major networks and news sources are blindly feeding revolution.

At their own peril.

It is so funny that they are so blind.


Chris Bent, former Navy SEAL UDT-21, is the author of 13 books. Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go. Helping us make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully.


  1. We used to be able to trust the newscasters, but they are no longer journalists. They are nothing more than a political mouthpiece.

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