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The one article you ran was about right; more than one would have been too many. He was a very successful entertainer. He was also a pedophile who avoided prison by buying off his accusers with millions of dollars in out-of-court settlements. I agree with all of those who feel that the media, in general, flogged this story to death.
If those people wish to know about it, then let them buy a supermarket magazine or turn on the tv. We want news and MJ still being dead is not news. I know he is dead and trust he will stay that way.
LoL, I'm sorry.
I absolutely agree with the comments that the national media, particularly TV, have covered the story to death. Apart from getting reaction to Jackson's death the first day, the Advocate has devoted zero reporting resources to the story. Our wire services have supplied the minimal amount of coverage we have put into the paper.
When deciding what wire stories to use in the paper each day, we look at what's available to us and what we think might interest or be of importance to Crossroads readers. We try not to let our personal views about any story influence those decisions.
If we kept Jackson stories completely out of the paper, wouldn't we be guilty of letting our personal views govern our decisions? I ask the question because I do think quite a few readers have some level of interest in the ongoing soap opera. I'm not entirely sure what that level is, but can you really say no one here has absolutely no interest in Michael Jackson? Not you in particular, but no one in the nine-county region.
CHRIS: Maybe your longtime friend didn't say it that way but maybe in so many words, MJ's passing was good news to lots of people. It is screwed up that so many American people idolize people like him and those unamerican idiots in Hollywood. It reminds one of that old joke where several "celebrities", Al Capone, Bonnie & Clyde, etc. were recognized but useful citizens were not. The punchline was, "Why is it that you know namesnames of all the whores, gangsters, despots,and terrorists but not the names of the pope, Mother Teresa, Boy/Girl Scout founders,or your local civic leaders." That's about as bad as listing Jane Fonda as one of the most influential women in the US. Of course those same uniformed nominators were probably the same young idiots who elected Obama without knowing anything about him.
It has been covered ad nauseum.
None. There are more important things going on in the world than Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson's death received more press attention than any Presidential funeral in history. The press paid more attention to Michael Jackson rathen then President Ronald Reagan. There have been troops losing their lives in this war, but they never received any attention compared to this fiasco. The death of Michael Jackson is just like anyother celebrity that has passed on, but the other celebrities never received the attention that Michael Jackson received. Let's end the coverage of Michael Jackson and get on with our lives!!!!
None. Cover the troops losing their lives and do a short piece over them each time we lose one.