Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Congressman Peter King is Awesome
(7.5.09) -- Peter King of New York tells the media to stop covering "low-life" Michael Jackson and start talking about the sacrifices of average citizens like police officers, firefighters and teachers.
At least one recent poll has shown that nearly two-thirds of the American public feels that there has been too much coverage of the King of Pop's death.
For those tens of millions of Americans, they likely believe that Representative King is giving voice to their own feelings on the media's excessive, fawning coverage of the singer's passing.
It appears as though there is a growing backlash building towards the media and Hollywood glorification of celebrity and hero worship, particularly when the networks are attempting to force-feed a public the importance of a figure as troubled and outlandish as Jackson sadly became later in his life.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 8:39 PM