Of course anyone with eyes and ears knows that Whitney Houston died in her hotel room Saturday. What I don’t get is, why is this news? Did anyone really give a shit about Whitney Houston before she went and overdosed on everything within arm’s reach?
Is it unfortunate? Yes. Is it tragic? Probably. However, thousands of people die tragic deaths every day and the news media doesn’t spatter that all over the air waves.Why is it different when it’s a celebrity? Worse yet, a has-been celebrity. Case in point: Michael Jackson was a child molester on Wednesday June 24th 2009. On Thursday he dies. On Friday he’s a saint and everyone wants to make a movie about him to show how awesome he was.
Is there really such little newsworthy stories out there that the US media companies have to beat this into the ground? Seriously, there’s something out there worth caring about. This isn’t it. Move on.
For Christ’s sake, Ron Paul can’t get more than 90 seconds worth of air time in a debate, but they’ve beat this horse postmortem for 48 hours continuously. It’s either the news media’s fault for not having their priorities straight, or it’s the general public’s fault for caring more about a dead celebrity than they do about the future of their own country.