No posts here lately. Every time I check the news, it’s all about Michael Jackson. Still. Maybe today will finally be the end of it.
I don’t get it. I really don’t. I guess that aligns me with NY Congressman Peter King, who has so infamously criticized all the coverage. No, I don’t condone the attack on Jackson, but the attack on the media for excess coverage — definitely! Yesterday I even heard MSNBC’s Tamron Hall do a little personal commentary defending the media’s coverage of the great “cultural icon.” An entertainment icon — absolutely. But a cultural icon? Heaven help our culture if that’s the case.
Al Sharpton wanted a national day of mourning declared. Good ol’ Al. Always jumping in with both feet to garner his share of the attention. His favorite Jackson song must be “I’ll Be There.”
I don’t think fans fought for tickets and flocked to Los Angeles today for a funeral or a memorial. I think they are flocking to a concert, a spectacle, an extravaganza. It’s Jackson’s family and entourage milking him for one last “appearance.”