Monday, June 29, 2009

Obscenity in the News

Last Thursday, at 6:25, Brian Williams broke in five minutes before the start of The Nightly News with a story so humongous he couldn't possibly wait the extra five minutes. The world had just learned of the death of Farrah Fawcett and now, Brian was telling us, Michael Jackson was dead.

The coverage since has been non-stop. We're hearing from people in the music business, people who knew Michael growing up, people who were closest to him, people who loved him, people who once bought his album, people whose lives were changed when they saw the Thriller video, people who lost their virginity to his music.

Why is no one talking about the fact that he was a child molester?

Am I alone in thinking the coverage is obscene?

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