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Why is "All Things Considered" spending airtime announcing and reannouncing Michael Jackson's death?
I kind of expect higher standards for the news articles run by NPR.
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hearts_treasure From: hearts_treasure Date: June 26th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't forget Farah Faucet too.
chaosdancer From: chaosdancer Date: June 26th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a generational thing, I think. A generational-defining moment, like when Elvis died, John Lennon or JFK. He is fluffy compared to them, but he had his moment and I think a lot of us are flashing back to that moment right now. I remember the summer he first seemed to be everywhere, who I was dating at the time, the house we spent our time in...it's all coming back. It's weird and somewhat uncomfortable.
mokie_sassafras From: mokie_sassafras Date: June 26th, 2009 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)
It's the zombie thing, they're just checking to make sure he's not coming back.
rhonan From: rhonan Date: June 26th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Slow news day.
seawasp From: seawasp Date: June 26th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)
True, they should be focusing on Farrah's death. That pinup was one of the most defining images of my youth.
roseembolism From: roseembolism Date: June 26th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
*shrug* he was one of the major music and media icons of the 1980s, and the controversies surrounding him simply make him more newsworthy. I didn't find the coverage of his death to be excessive.

Besides, it's been a week since the last Republican congressman was in a scandal, which means we have about two weeks to go before the next one.
lishablog From: lishablog Date: June 26th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, three famous people died yesterday, there's a huge potentially economy- and political regime-destroying scandal going on in Guatemala that almost no one in the US even knows about, there's that whole little bitty thing in Iran, and certainly there must be SOME real news going on in Washington, DC, but CNN's BREAKING NEWS top story today is Michael Jackson's death.

Wha?
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