Michael Jackson Coverage

Is it too much, or not enough?

I love talking to friends about how the media covers stories.  A few people told me yesterday how the coverage following Michael Jackson's death is over the top, way too much and just plain repetitive. 

Jackson is definitely dominating the news.  Even on the day when U.S. troops turned control of Baghdad and other urban areas over to Iraq, Jackson was the top story on many national newscasts.  On WITN News at Sunrise that day, we put Iraq as the more important story. 

Though Jackson is getting so much attention, I must admit that I still click on stories about the pop icon and swivel around in my chair to look at the TV when new information about him comes on the news. 

Be honest. Are you to the point where you turn the channel when Michael Jackson coverage comes on?  Or, do you still pay attention? 

 

 

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  • by heather on Jul 14, 2009 at 12:58 PM
    i think it is enough, let the man die already. there are more important things out there and i'm sick of hearing about him.
  • by b Location: enc on Jul 11, 2009 at 10:32 AM
    WAYYYYY TOOOOO MUCHH!!! IT WAS UNBEARABLE. Yes, he was successful, but how about Farah Fawcett and other celebrities. They talked more about MJ than they did when Ronald Reagan died!
  • by C Location: Eastern on Jul 9, 2009 at 02:31 PM
    I would like to know why channel 7 news post all of the negative things about Michael, but keep majority of the good things about him off. I was a dedicated watcher for channel 7, but not anymore!!!!
  • by Ron Location: NC on Jul 9, 2009 at 11:19 AM
    I would think that if even the news media is asking that question....you already have the answer.
  • by Sherry Location: Greenville on Jul 9, 2009 at 03:36 AM
    I thing there was and is way to much coverage and repeat over and over. The question I have now is where is the body burried.It's like that fell threw the cracks. The main focus now is on is daughter's speach. Really touching.But where they put him has just fell by the wayside.What's going on??????
  • by voter Location: nc on Jul 8, 2009 at 05:56 PM
    he was little more than an overpaid source of entertainment and amusement.
  • by Jacqueline Location: Ahoskie on Jul 8, 2009 at 04:27 PM
    All of the media is very enjoyable to me because I am love Michael Jackson's talent and his ambition to put his whole self in everytime he is performing. I learned alot from him to be just like that. You always put your best in everything. He has been an inspiration to me. I would enjoy watching his videos and memorial service the rest of my life. Whatever you find mysterious about him, it will change when you listened to his music, his love for his children,family and others. It will be hard to find someone to fit his legacy.
  • by Enough Location: Fville on Jul 7, 2009 at 12:42 PM
    Way to much coverage. We just had 4 soldiers to die last week, it was hardly any coverage on them and they served our country. Something wrong with that picture. MJ hasn't served in anything and has all the coverage. Get on with it.
  • by Sue Location: Farmville on Jul 7, 2009 at 12:37 PM
    WAYYYYYYYYYYY TO MUCH!!!!!!!!!
  • by Liza Location: Kinston on Jul 7, 2009 at 05:35 AM
    Way too much coverage.......
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