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    Is it just me or is it sad that...

    Is it just me or is it sad that the Michael ****ing Jackson thread has more hits than the Iran threads?

    Same thing with the T.V. news networks it's freaking ridiculous.

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    Re: Is it just me or is it sad that...

    Yeah, I personally don't understand the fascination with famous people. I guess I did post once about how he sucked, though.

    The thread getting so much attention didn't bother me as much as every TV news station refusing to talk about anything else for 3 days, because then I have to find something else to look at while I eat.

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    Re: Is it just me or is it sad that...

    Its the liberal media airing the stories they want to air as usual. For example barely known or unknown republican engages in adultery and the media is all over that story like a fat chick with a crate of twinkles but if its any democrat no matter how well known he might get a days mention heck they might spin it if it is a gay affair.
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    Re: Is it just me or is it sad that...

    There are no jokes for me to make in the Iran threads, but I'm having a blast making fun of Michael Jackson.
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    Re: Is it just me or is it sad that...

    It is sad but thats one of the things that makes me want to talk about him.
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    Re: Is it just me or is it sad that...

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Is it just me or is it sad that the Michael ****ing Jackson thread has more hits than the Iran threads?
    Well, now that the protests have been mostly squashed, they just aren't as big of news as they were a couple weeks ago.

    And while I'll be the first to agree that the news networks do usually spend too much time talking about celebrities, this one is a bit different. He had a HUGE impact on music. He's a lot more comparable to John Lennon than he is to Anna Nicole Smith.
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    Re: Is it just me or is it sad that...

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Its the liberal media airing the stories they want to air as usual. For example barely known or unknown republican engages in adultery and the media is all over that story like a fat chick with a crate of twinkles but if its any democrat no matter how well known he might get a days mention heck they might spin it if it is a gay affair.
    Funniest post ever! Great job with it, I almost thought you where serious a minute.

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    Re: Is it just me or is it sad that...

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Funniest post ever! Great job with it, I almost thought you where serious a minute.
    How is what I said not true? John Edwards only got a day or two mention and that governor who had a homosexual affair story was spun into "oh he is such a brave man for coming out of the closet".
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Is it just me or is it sad that...

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    How is what I said not true? John Edwards only got a day or two mention and that governor who had a homosexual affair story was spun into "oh he is such a brave man for coming out of the closet".
    They talked about Edwards for a week. Elizabeth was on Oprah, like last week due to her book on the whole matter. It just feels like it is longer coverage to you on GOP screw-ups because you are Republican and want it to go away.

    I do think it is time for Jackson coverage to go away, or at least be minimized. Enough is enough already.

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    Re: Is it just me or is it sad that...

    Let's see....Iran demonstrates the incompetence of the Messiah, Micheal Jackson feeds the hero worshipping masses of Messiah zealots insatiable need for hero worship and adulation.

    The rest of us release what Micheal Jackson is, a dead singer/dancer who was past his prime and whose personal life choices so clouded his image that the glory could not be found beyond the shattered little boys.

    Besides, the death of MJ was fortuitous for the media, who certainly don't want to cover boring stories about ACORN or how Senator Danny Inoue made some phone calls and voila, his bank got TARP money.

    I mean, what would happen to the Left Wing power structure if the media didn't have empty fluffy stories to air all the time and focused on the harm the socialists are doing to America?
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