Most of the people who have been the angriest about coverage of Michael Jackson have been old, white and conservative men.
Most of us felt that the coverage went overboard, but not so many people complained about coverage of Princess Diana’s death or the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s death coverage.
But, those represent a different issue.
Consider this excerpt from a Big Hollywood right-wing (I know it’s redundant) column:
The outpouring over Michael Jackson’s passing has made plain a seething and hideous fact: We have become a desperately sick people, incapable of distinguishing between achievement and artifice, between histrionics and heroics, between glitter and gold.
I look up at the moon sometimes and am thunderstruck: There are footprints up there. And an American flag. Mankind put its first tentative toe in the frigid cosmic waters 40 years ago – that is Neil Armstrong’s legacy.
Michael Jackson’s legacy? A handful of albums filled with entirely shallow, unoriginal music – and a dance move called the moonwalk.
As millions mourn for Jackson, I mourn for our enfeebled and rapidly fraying republic.
Maybe this writer should steal from Michael Jackson and write a new song: Man on the Moon. This clown might not want to look at the Man in the Mirror … as Jackson suggested.
This is how far conservatives are now reaching to attack Michael Jackson.
This just seems like a random and angry blog looking for some kind of a new way to bash Michael Jackson. It shows how conservative old guys are still seething with anger.
That excerpt is from a blog written by a guy with a lot of hate in his game. It’s amazing how some of these Republicans wonder why their party is so lacking in diversity. This is just one more example of the close-minded and hateful mentality that could render the GOP and the conservative movement (as it is now) impotent in 10 to 20 years barring some shift in direction.