Re: R.I.P Michael Jackson
I like what Charlie Brooker said in the Guardian about the obscene amounts of news coverage over his death...
If I was God, here's what I'd do now. I'd force all the rolling networks to cover nothing but the death of Michael Jackson, 24 hours a day, for the next seven years. Glue up the studio doors and keep everyone inside, endlessly "reporting" it, until they start going mad and developing their own language – not just verbal, but visual. And I'd encourage viewers to place bets on which anchor would be the first to physically end it all live on air.
And while that was happening, I'd create some other stations that covered other stuff. Current affairs type stuff. I think I'd call them "news channels". They might catch on.
I was buying milk.....ok, beer on Saturday in the local shop and noticed that the Sun had Jacko death covering the front page and at the bottom it said "full story inside, pages 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15" I mean come on who would buy that to read half a page of news and fourteen and a half pages of drivel? I was still trying to answer that as I finished reading my copy and started to preserve my souviner copy.