As most of you guys know by now, South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius is accused of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who was found dead with gunshot wounds at his house, after what people thought was a Valentine’s Day surprise gone painfully wrong.
It’s a pity that this had to happen, but I don’t understand why the media is throwing this dude under the bus right off the bat. This incident occurred just yesterday, and there are already reports of this guy being a womanizer, owning a lot of guns, being jealous of his new girlfriend’s rising fame (she was set to appear on a reality TV show in S. Africa), among other things. Then again, this is the classic story that the media loves to eat up b/c it features a guy with a touching story who rose to the top against all odds & now apparently has a dark side involving firearms, numerous girlfriends & a potential murder on his hands.
Hmm, the script sounds eerily familiar to numerous others in the past, most recently Lance Armstrong & Tiger Woods—both of which ended tragically. Let’s just say, it’s not lookin’ good for Oscar. If he was dating a African chick or if his girlfriend was ugly, then maybe I could see people throwing him a bone, but considering all odds are against him, he’s going to have a very difficult, if not impossible, time convincing courts & the media that it was all just one big, terrible mistake.
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