January 25, 2008

this is another reason why i donate to NPR

Posted in miscellany at 10:15 pm by squishy

You’ve no doubt heard about Heath Ledger’s death. If not, turn on CNN/Fox News/MSNBC or any other highly respected/respectable cable news channel. Not 5 minutes will pass before his name is mentioned, since it’s become a certifiable media-splooge-fest created to fill the void left after Anna Nicole’s death, Britney’s head shaving, and Paris’ jail term (and perhaps the endless soap opera that is Amy Winehouse’s life; if she were a Brooklyn Jew instead of a British Jew, I’m sure Nancy Grace would brandish her trademark indignation all over that shit).

But this is from Anderson Cooper’s 360 blog:

“For the last two nights we have reported on actor Heath Ledger. His shocking death is clearly a story a lot of people are interested in, but tonight we will not be reporting more on it. The truth is there is not really anything new to report.

The full results of the various tests done on Mr. Ledger will not be ready for perhaps a few weeks and there is very little new information. I have no doubt other networks will spend a lot of time tonight discussing his death and the various rumors about what might have caused it, but I am not a fan of speculation, so unless there is something really new to discuss we probably won’t be covering it anymore anytime soon.”

I guess he proves that there’s at least one sane person on television. If only the other cable news twits followed suit.

While I’m wishing, I wish Sean Hannity and Michelle Malkin would lose their voices and the ability to type. Forever.

PS: Star Jones said something very similar (re: Heath Ledger, not extreme dislike/distaste for Mr. Hannity and Mrs. Malkin), but I can’t bring myself to post it.


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