Friday, June 26, 2009

Oh well

I guess we'll have to put up with one long, one-week media circus bukkakke of freakishness about Michael Jackson, rather than a half-dozen over 20 years now. And idiots, you're doing it wrong.

Thank goodness we're keeping in all in perspective.

Update | 7:00 p.m. Ethan Zuckerman, a senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, notes on Thursday that it only took a few minutes for news about a celebrity death to outstrip news about Iran on Twitter:

My twitter search script sees roughly 15% of all posts on Twitter mentioning Michael Jackson. Never saw Iran or swine flu reach over 5%

An Iranian Twitter user writes that he doesn’t care about Michael Jackson and is more worried about rumors that a prominent opposition politician may have died in custody.

Oh, and speaking of the kind of "reporting" that makes a freak show, even showier, I give you Terry Moran.

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