Judging by my mail, a bunch of chumps are triggered by Alex Murdaugh, sociopath extraordinaire.
To anyone not following this family nut cluster: Alex Murdaugh was convicted last week in South Carolina of murdering his wife Maggie and son Paul Murdaugh. Paul Murdaugh was responsible for a drunken boating accident in 2019, which killed 19-year-old Mallory Beach. And Buster Murdaugh, the surviving son, is thought to be involved in the murder of 19-year-old Steven Smith in 2015. Oh, and just to round out the body count, someone killed the housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield in 2018. Alex pocketed the millions in insurance money meant for her sons. That is, when he wasn’t embezzling over $8 million from the family law firm. Are we caught up?
And you thought you had FOO issues… Families that slay together stay together…
Mr. CL and I finished watching the Netflix documentary “Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal” last night. My first thought was: “This is terrible product placement for Vineyard Vines.” All those pastel plaids on sunburnt Anglo-Saxon skin. Brooks Bubbas. It’s a type of Southern aspirational look that I guess is supposed to convey country club gentility, but all I can think of is slavery and frat houses. I see these people and think, I know these assholes.
Is that fair, Tracy? You might have some very nice readers of your blog who own lavender-striped polos and beer bongs.
No, it’s probably not fair. Some of these people grow up to be Supreme Court Justices who overturn Roe v. Wade. They’re not all murderers.
I’m sorry, I have preppy douchebag issues. Let’s move on.
Alex Murdaugh. Why is he triggering you? Is it the nonstop lying? The creepy stare? His amazing feats of DARVO-do? Like blaming the murders of his wife and son on ACTUAL CRIME VICTIMS? Yes, it’s not enough that you lost your daughter in a drunken crash, or were injured by your douchebag friend, his dad will implicate you in the murders.
Or is it the way everyone is zoning out from accountability and feelings? Alex with his opioid addiction. Buster and Paul with their alcoholism.
Or is it the double life?
Alex Murdaugh is a criminal prosecutor — truth: he’s a criminal. A murderer and an embezzler.
Alex Murdaugh is a family man — truth: he murdered his family.
Alex Murdaugh is wealthy and successful — truth: he’s a total fraud.
What’s creeping you out, CN? The way Maggie was going to leave him and got gunned down first?
For me, it’s wondering how many Alex Murdaughs are out there, and how many of them get away with it.