Friday, June 26, 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON'S DEATH

The man was enormously talented and squandered all of his potential in aberrant and strange behavior. He is now facing the incorruptible judge and his unfortunate children have a slender chance of living a normal life (if they can change the asinine names he foisted upon each of them).

Wall-to-wall coverage by the various news networks pushed the death of Farrah Fawcett off the radar and more importantly, drowned out further news of the horrendous suffering of the Iranian people at the hands of their own government. Important stuff, like the U.S. Congress further destroying the future of this nation with crushing debt was given short shrift, if it was reported at all. Fox News was just as guilty as all other news (?) outlets for their fairly hysterical and fawning coverage of what is likely to turn out to be a drug-related death, just as in the case of Elvis Presley. And is it my imagination or is Shepherd Smith a total lightweight?! These people were idolized and yet their lives and deaths were train wrecks. Some role model!

Where are our values, and where are our priorities? Is it possible that our skewed values are coming back to bite us in the butt?

1 comment:

Mr MM said...

Excellent last sentence. I think that says it all.