I've always been a fan of John Stossel's reporting and writings--he's long been a truth-seeker whose always shown to be one of the few in the leftist media unafraid to take on the slime of liberal propaganda. But joining the growing ranks of conservatives bitching about the news coverage of a global icon, just makes Stossel look dumb in my book:
It just irks me that conservatives are acting like Michael Jackson planned his death ahead of time so as to interfere with their ability to get news. Then too treating a guy, whose death almost literally killed the internet, like he was just your average, run-of-the-mill "pop star" just hints of racism, esp. when you consider the media's over-the-top obsession with Princess Diana's death that went on for weeks on end.
Of course, maybe my bosses made the wrong choice. Maybe more viewers would have tuned in for my health care report. But the beauty of the market is that if they regularly choose wrong, they will go bankrupt. Networks better at giving the public what we want will take their business. I’d rather have viewers vote with their remotes than have elites govern our choices, making sure we watch “serious” programming.
Yes, I am sick of the coverage of Michael Jackson. I hate it that ABC didn’t run my piece. Free markets sometimes encourage pandering to the masses. I still say, bless the market. The good outweighs the bad.Free speech means rude obscenity and hate speech. I treasure free speech too.