Michael Jackson coverage: Enough already
I understand that Michael Jackson was huge and the passing of a pop icon is a big deal, blah, blah, etc. But the coverage of this event in the news has become nothing short of sickening. It’s a media feeding frenzy, and it’s ridiculous.
I don’t care what you thought of the guy as an artist or about the controversies and his strangeness later in life, or the where-there’s-smoke-there’s-fire allegations of his conduct with children. I don’t want to get into all that. I frankly don’t care.
I just think that enough is enough. Michael Jackson is dead, and why does the story have to be covered 24/7 as if there’s nothing else in the world going on? Ostensibly, I know the answer to that is because it makes for good ratings on the 24-hour news networks. But I’m not sure I understand the ongoing fascination by the public, assuming that it actually exists. When I tune by CNN and they’re still talking about Michael Jackson, I immediately change the channel, because, really, what more is there to say? What more is there to this story beyond the fact that he’s dead? Sure, we can pick away at everything in the past and obsess over the legal issues and his will and his children and on and on. But why? Do people really want to know that badly? I don’t.
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