A pop star died. Fine. Report it but it is not like something world changing has happened. I watch Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow every day. I watch them for NEWS not for tabloid crap. BOTH full hours of Countdown and Rachel Maddow were spent on nothing more than mind-numbing amounts of uselss information and biographical details about the 'Breaking News'. If ANYTHING else happened in the world yesterday, we weren't being told about it. Today, half of Countdown was devoted to even more of this crap and Rachel Maddow's show was pre-empted to spend even more valuable news time on this. MSNBC's site is filled with stories and here on Newsvine it is the subject of so many articles and seeds that you would think that the wrold came to an end, or at least a complete stop simply because Jackson's heart did. What are these people going to do when it is discovered that his death will be discovered to be just as pathetic as Presley's was.
This is why we have TMZ, E Entertainment, MTV, and all of the other mindless pop culture mental pablum networks on TV. This is why we have The National Enquirer, The New York Post and all of the other tabloid rags which keep the morons and idiots occupied so that they don't start demanding that REAL news shows and newspapers waste their time, efforts and resources on 'gossip' journalism. THIS IS NOT NEWS. PLEASE do not take away my access to REAL news on crap like this. PLEASE stop. As Jon Stewart told Tucker Carlson, "You're hurting America."
Rhys M. Blavier