Thu, May 9, 2013 12:51 PM EDT

Over at [Ill Doctrine](,'s Jay Smooth gives one of the most succinct analyses of the [media spectacle surrounding Charles Ramsey](, the man who helped save three women from a brutally violent decades-long ordeal in Cleveland. Yes, dude's funny. And sure, it's okay to laught. But, as Jay puts it: "Whenever a certain person is in the news, we have a certain compulsion to flatten out that person and immediately flatten out their personhood into this paper-thin, click-bait, Chappelle show, laughing-for-the-wrong-reasons viral joke."