I want to thank CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX for repeatedly reminding me - and the world - for the past week and a half that yes, Michael Jackson is indeed dead, that he was a musical genius if not a cultural mess, and that he will be honored today in a ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. I woke up this morning hoping to get some real news from one of the morning shows. (That in and of itself is laughable.) The Early Show, Good Morning America, and The Today Show all failed to deliver. A commentator actually just said, "Oh, how we watched him lose his soul for the last ten years."
What has happened to American culture, the American broadcast media...the American people?! At least The New York Times has the story below the online fold. I don't mean to be rude, but Michael Jackson was a troubled pop star who has been culturally irrelevant for the last 15 years. Wasn't North Korea just "testing" more missiles? Aren't there new protests unfolding in China? And, for a good giggle, didn't Sarah "Barracuda" Palin just resign? Thank you.