Friday, June 26, 2009

After Jackson....

Michael Jackson's ultimate celebrity was marked by saturation coverage today, and a developing story. The news channels showed us a decent amount of Jackson music video material in between their reflections on his strangeness. Meanwhile, the site that was first with the news of his death - TMZ - was also first with a number of developing collateral stories. The doctor went MIA, and is wanted in connection with the possibility that he administered too high a dose of pain killing drugs; they got hold of the 911 call; Debbie Rowe, mother of Jackson's two oldest kids, might sue for custody. The soap goes on, but amidst the rivers of online comment, this one by Andrew Sullivan finds some sort of context.

And since it's nearly July, whatever happens in the world this week, I'm on CCF camp, so no blogging. Disappointing, yes?

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