Michael Jackson was a troubled music superstar with dozens of hits and legions of fans. His passing is sad news.
However: CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NBC, and ABC are currently in all-MJ mode right now. Keith Olbermann is doing play-by-play of the body transfer as I type this.
Many were rightly critical of the dearth of Iran coverage two weekends ago, and Greg chronicled the MSM’s shortcomings this past weekend, as well. The comparative drop-everything treatment a pop star’s death is receiving offers an interesting commentary on society.
UPDATE: Ed Driscoll has an interesting look at how the media covered Jimi Hendrix’s death in 1970.
UPDATE II: Oy.