Can we move on now?

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.”

3 thoughts on “Can we move on now?

  1. I have been watching the Biography Channel and the History Channel. From one program, I learned all about the Borgias. From another, all about Pompeii. The only celebrities I’ve seen on my TV today were William Shatner interviewing Jon Voigt on “Shatner’s Raw Nerve.”
    Good for you. I learn more interesting stuff on those channels. I’m always amazed at how interesting history is now — compared to how dreary it was in school.

    I just did a quick survey and found the Jackson thing on NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, MSNBC, and CNN. Ugh.

    Time for some Warhammer. I’ve been racking up the reknown points this week.🙂

  2. I couldn’t agree with you more. It kind of makes you wonder what it’s all about? Certainly there is actual news out there – like the passage of the bagillion page cap and spend bill that passed through Congress with barely a whimper. Oh well, clearly the American public is more interested in what a pop singer did than significant changes that are being made to our country for years to come.
    It’s depressing to see how the media and the public prioritize things. Contrary to popular opinion, the world didn’t stop the day Michael Jackson died.

  3. We all agree that M. Jackson was a great entertainer and a tragic character. Can we move on now?
    Judging from the cable news channels, we’re not moving on just yet. 🙁

... and that's my two cents