And?

Jun. 25th, 2009 09:50 pm
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Michael Jackson died. It's front page news, everyone is talking about it.

One one level I understand. Lots of people grew up listening to him, he was all over the media, he was a cultural icon, he led a sad life, etc. People identify with things that touched them, the familiar is conforting.

But the saturation just as easily points out how incredibly broken our media is. There are tons of /important/ things happening in the world. There are things people should be outraged over happening right fucking now and the headlines are all about Michael Jackson.

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