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stlrtruck
07-07-2009, 08:45 AM
I'm tired of it. The way the media makes a circus out of Michael Jackson's death but yet they fraudalently report on Sarah Palin's decision to step down as governor or even fail to report the important meeting that Obama had with Russian Leader Medvedev. Is it not important enough? Does it not have the drama of the state of California going an additional $2M in debt to give a pedophile a wake?

People are enamored with his death and his music and yet they either have forgotten or have choosen to ignore the fact that he was a pedophile. They have forgotten how he held his child over the railing of his hotel. WHY?

All along they continue to bypass the list of American soldiers who sacrifice family, limb, and life to give them freedoms not possible in other countries. They continue to ignore the serious news stories and instead want to gloss over the reality of our world and our country just to get an invitation to the biggest freak show of the year (at least to date). They want a glimpse of the casket? Or maybe to say they were there? How about this question - Where were you when 6 soldiers were killed in Afghanistan during a military exercise?

Why not news about the changes going on in the two wars we've got going on? Can the media outlets change? Is it possible that a new force in reporting will raise it's head and report facts without opinion? Offer commentary that offers both sides of the pendulum, allowing the American populace to make their own decisions? And one that can see the death of so-called idols for what they truly are - while sad, it is death and nothing more than a 2 minute story!

revefsreleets
07-07-2009, 08:51 AM
Read the paper. My local newspaper has only run a couple small columns on MJ, and has given proper attention to the soldiers in Afghanistan, the Russian/US arms agreement, etc, etc...

The boob tube has literally become the idiot box, and the "news" is pretty much anything but. Take out the fluff and the fear mongering stories, and there's nothing left but 3 minutes of weather and 4 minutes of sports.

fansince'76
07-07-2009, 08:52 AM
Glad I'm not the only one who's sick of hearing about it. I was never a fan, I'm still not a fan, and at the risk of sounding insensitive, I couldn't give a rat's ass less about any of it. Unfortunately, they're going to milk the "battles" over his estate and custody of his kids for MONTHS to come.

revefsreleets
07-07-2009, 08:55 AM
The Congressman from NY was largely right...although he should have said "allegedly" when he stated that the country is paying WAY too much attention to a pervert.

KeiselPower99
07-07-2009, 10:04 AM
Since he died its been nothing but 24 hr coverage of him. I couldnt stand him alive and cant tolerate him dead.

X-Terminator
07-07-2009, 11:31 AM
Revs is right - if you want the news, read the newspaper or read the stories online. Watching "news" on TV will just make you more and more frustrated - it's why I quit watching years ago. TV "news" is about entertainment and ratings, and very little about actual, real-life news.

stlrtruck
07-07-2009, 11:46 AM
I do read the papers. Or I look for online news stories from either less slanted or hard to find neutral - presenting only the facts - news sites.

I just find it outrageous that they would spend hours on laying out the Staple Center and where things are going to be held, blah blah blah, and what direction the motorcade will travel.

REALLY, THIS IS EFFIN' NEWS?

KeiselPower99
07-07-2009, 11:59 AM
Get ready for the every tv channel to cover this thing. Thank god the Food network isnt.

SCSTILLER
07-07-2009, 12:42 PM
Get ready for the every tv channel to cover this thing. Thank god the Food network isnt.

Just tried to turn on the weather channel because it looks like we have storms on the horizon, and MJ was even on there! Enough, he was a sick, twisted, drug addict freak and people act like he was the second coming. Our values/priorities as Americans are whacked out these days. Heck, heard that People magazine is the #1 selling mag in the US, beating out USNews, Time, Newsweek, etc. People are more worried about what their favorite celeb is doing rather than knowing what is going on in the world. :banging:

Dino 6 Rings
07-07-2009, 12:56 PM
I was driving to work today, and as I was listening to my Steppenwolf album, song, "The Pusher" feeling all cool and like "da man" I found myself wondering...does anybody actually listen to Michael Jackson music? I mean really, does anyone really drive around with their windows down feeling cool while listening to "I'm Bad" or "Beat It"?

Really, all these fraudulant fans are just seeking attention and seeking to be part of something the media has made Gigantic.

The guy had talent, Ok. The guy also admitted he liked to invite little boys into his bedroom and share his bed with them. Kind of not right.

Anyway, I know when Kurt Cobain Died, I was pretty disappointed, and I do sometimes still drive around feeling cool listenting to his songs. Same with Jim Morrison, although he died before my time, I drive around listening to his stuff, and Bob Marley, and Jerry Garcia, I listen to their stuff all the time. Heck, I even throw Elvis on once in a while, but for the life of me, I don't think I've ever heard Michael jackson coming out of someone's car window at a Stop Light since at least 1990. Honestly.

The_WARDen
07-07-2009, 12:56 PM
My other big complaint about that is didn't Farrah die on the same day? Who would've noticed? I was at CVS yesterday and counted 7 magazines with this pedophile on the cover and not one with Farrah...although US magaizine did give her some respect with a postage stamp size pic in the upper corner.

Dino 6 Rings
07-07-2009, 01:05 PM
Freaking even Drudge is reporting on the Motorcade of his body. Totally ridiculous.

Its self fufilling. They report on it 24/7, it becomes the most important news story, people click the links, read the articles, turn on the TV, drives ratings up, the Media creates the Story about a Dead Media person, and it becomes a "Princess Diana" Situation. Heck its even being called that by some idiot in a yahoo news story.

"I think this is America's version of Princess Diana. People want to be in the vicinity. People from the UK and elsewhere want to share their emotions together," Charles said.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090706/ap_on_en_mu/us_michael_jackson_428

Don't remember her ever being accused of touching little boys in an improper way. Although she was tramping around with Moslims. Yeah, I said it.

Dino 6 Rings
07-07-2009, 02:01 PM
Geesh, people in my office are trying to stream the video to watch the funeral...thank god its blocked.

stlrtruck
07-07-2009, 03:03 PM
Every Effin' news outlet is covering this funeral? Where did our media sources lose sight of reality and the fact that he has died, while sad, it is not the top news story.

I can't freakin' believe it!!! Why can't we let people like Michael Jackson die in peace and leave them there?

Preacher
07-07-2009, 06:18 PM
The saddest thing about this. . .

NO MENTION of the brutal crackdowns in Iran now.

steelpinstripe72
07-07-2009, 06:28 PM
First off, InTouch Magazine gave Farrah and MJ equal space on their cover, which I thought was a nice touch. So no one can say that Farrah has been totally ignored.

Secondly, I was never a huge fan of Michael Jackson simply because I've never really listened to his kind of music. But I have to say this, because I can't take it anymore: the allegations were and are just that - allegations. Nothing was ever proven in court. He's gone now, so besides him, only God Himself knows what really happened and has judged him for it. So people really just need to let it go.

Am I a fan? Not really, because I wasn't before, so why now, just because he's gone? I only hope that he finds the peace in death that he never found in life.

tony hipchest
07-07-2009, 06:33 PM
betty nguyen on cnn is SMOKIN hot. just turn the sound down and admire the beauty.

Godfather
07-07-2009, 06:37 PM
betty nguyen on cnn is SMOKIN hot. just turn the sound down and admire the beauty.

:drink:

I'm partial to Campbell Brown.

tony hipchest
07-07-2009, 06:41 PM
:drink:

I'm partial to Campbell Brown.:drink:

julie banderas on fox. :lust: her and betty need to do porn....

together. :thumbsup:

steelergirl07
07-07-2009, 07:00 PM
I'm just curious, when OJ dies, will he be remebered for his great football career, or "alledgedly" murdering 2 people?

Ps. I'm sick of all this coverage. Never respected the guy; never will.

OneForTheToe
07-07-2009, 07:19 PM
:drink:

I'm partial to Campbell Brown.


Your speaking my language now. I just hope when the big asteroid is about to hit, and I watching the end coming, streaming a TV feed, while sipping a brew in a lawn chair high on a hill somewhere, Campbell is calling out the last seconds.

See, I got it all planned.:popcorn:

mcmac
07-07-2009, 07:21 PM
People have 2 remember that MJ is world wide, and if I not mistaken was the first black person to be on MTV. Now saying that, I also think the coverage of him was a little bit over the edge.

OneForTheToe
07-07-2009, 07:30 PM
People have 2 remember that MJ is world wide, and if I not mistaken was the first black person to be on MTV. Now saying that, I also think the coverage of him was a little bit over the edge.

Oh there is a joke there, but it would be so wrong at the moment.

Steelerstrength
07-07-2009, 07:46 PM
I have always enjoyed MJ's music! I love music, period. Some of his stuff is great to pack any dance floor!

MJ is one of, if not thee, biggest star in the world! Guinness World Records names him "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time!" and "The Pop Star Who Donated To The Most Charitable Organizations." Those organizations included, but were not limited to, American Cancer Society, Make A Wish Foundation, Camp Ronald McDonald, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Childrens Institue Intl., Childhelp USA, Big Brothers, and many, many more! He also co-wrote "We Are The World" which raised millions of dollars for famine relief in Ethiopia. It's easily understandable how people feel a loss for someone who has contributed so much to our world.

Also, I'm not personally one who gets star-struck, and I often laugh at some of the antics I see, but I don't disrespect people for their beliefs. Embracing our differences and respecting things we can learn from each other are important to me, and many others in this country. To each his own, but I'm not into the hating.

Also, I still believe in our rights to be innocent until proven guilty. I managed night clubs to pay my own way through college, and I was accussed of all kinds of crap while getting rid of the unruly. Twice I had to stand trial just to defend myself. Needless to say, I was found not guilty.

SteelCityKing
07-07-2009, 08:09 PM
Michael Jacksons death is like ESPNs coverage of the monthly cycle of Tony Romo and Terrell Owens!!! WHO CARES ANYMORE!?

i was shocked when it happened, but now i'm over it. i'm more saddened my Steve McNair by far.

MasterOfPuppets
07-07-2009, 08:24 PM
Also, I still believe in our rights to be innocent until proven guilty.. so ummmm.....then you'd have had no problem dropping your kids off at micheals for the weekend ? innocent people don't fork out millions of dollars to make shit "go away"

cubanstogie
07-07-2009, 08:43 PM
My other big complaint about that is didn't Farrah die on the same day? Who would've noticed? I was at CVS yesterday and counted 7 magazines with this pedophile on the cover and not one with Farrah...although US magaizine did give her some respect with a postage stamp size pic in the upper corner.

Farrah died a day earlier I think, that brings me to her dying wish. To have all the children of the world safe. Michael dies the next day and her wish was granted.

cubanstogie
07-07-2009, 08:45 PM
Farrah died a day earlier I think, that brings me to her dying wish. To have all the children of the world safe. Michael dies the next day and her wish was granted.

Michaels dying wish was to melt him and all his plastic down into dice, so now little kids can play with him.

SteelersMongol
07-07-2009, 09:14 PM
Read the paper. My local newspaper has only run a couple small columns on MJ, and has given proper attention to the soldiers in Afghanistan, the Russian/US arms agreement, etc, etc...

The boob tube has literally become the idiot box, and the "news" is pretty much anything but. Take out the fluff and the fear mongering stories, and there's nothing left but 3 minutes of weather and 4 minutes of sports.

Or move 2 another country? :wink02: :chuckle: Sorry.

tony hipchest
07-07-2009, 09:24 PM
i did notice how the US/Russia nuclear arms treaty wasnt even discussed in this forum but it did make its way into the blast furnace in the "1492- bengals suck" thread. :chuckle:

:hunch:

43Hitman
07-07-2009, 11:08 PM
i did notice how the US/Russia nuclear arms treaty wasnt even discussed in this forum but it did make its way into the blast furnace in the "1492- bengals suck" thread. :chuckle:

:hunch:

So what, were supposed to be excited about our country destroying all but 1500 or so nukes, all the while N.Korea keeps launching missiles at will while us and the UN says,"please stop or else". Yeah, something to really talk about there. I know, let's talk about how Obama was lectured by Putin for over an hour about the cold war. Now that is news no one is talking about.

Steelerstrength
07-07-2009, 11:12 PM
so ummmm.....then you'd have had no problem dropping your kids off at micheals for the weekend ? innocent people don't fork out millions of dollars to make shit "go away"

I happen to know someone who used to drop off their kid, who happen to have Cancer, to visit with Michael. They were so positive of his innocence, and I believe them.

So, YES, I would definitely drop my son off to stay with Michael.

And, at one of my trials, a civil case, the jury found me not guilty but still awarded the idiot $200,000, paid by our insurance. It was a laughable case! If you lived in Cali you would know that the crazies come out to get their money any way possible.

And, living in Santa Barbara, we know the DA who had a hair up his ass to humiliate Michael. He also had further ambitions for his "legacy" as the SB DA. Well, after spending millions to try the case he did not want to give up. His case was weak from the beginning and he was too stubborn to admit it.

cubanstogie
07-07-2009, 11:17 PM
I happen to know someone who used to drop off their kid, who happen to have Cancer, to visit with Michael. They were so positive of his innocence, and I believe them.

So, YES, I would definitely drop my son off to stay with Michael.

And, at one of my trials, a civil case, the jury found me not guilty but still awarded the idiot $200,000, paid by our insurance. It was a laughable case! If you lived in Cali you would know that the crazies come out to get their money any way possible.

And, living in Santa Barbara, we know the DA who had a hair up his ass to humiliate Michael. He also had further ambitions for his "legacy" as the SB DA. Well, after spending millions to try the case he did not want to give up. His case was weak from the beginning and he was too stubborn to admit it.

Michael slept in the same bed as these kids, he admitted that. That is sick and perverted in itself. I wouldn't have dropped my dog off at his house.Too each his own though.

43Hitman
07-07-2009, 11:40 PM
Michael slept in the same bed as these kids, he admitted that. That is sick and perverted in itself. I wouldn't have dropped my dog off at his house.Too each his own though.


Now I haven't read this whole thread, so if this has been mentioned already, please forgive me; but not to mention the "Jesus juice" these children testified to drinking while in the presence of this monster.

tony hipchest
07-07-2009, 11:55 PM
So what, were supposed to be excited about our country destroying all but 1500 or so nukes, all the while N.Korea keeps launching missiles at will while us and the UN says,"please stop or else". Yeah, something to really talk about there. I know, let's talk about how Obama was lectured by Putin for over an hour about the cold war. Now that is news no one is talking about.you be excited about whatever you wish. i dont care. :hunch:

unlike you ribs, i dont go around dictating what everybody else should think or feel. :smile:

and to keep things all in perspective, much like your post, the bengals suck. if you dont like michael jackson news, dont watch it.

fansince'76
07-08-2009, 12:21 AM
So what, were supposed to be excited about our country destroying all but 1500 or so nukes, all the while N.Korea keeps launching missiles at will while us and the UN says,"please stop or else". Yeah, something to really talk about there. I know, let's talk about how Obama was lectured by Putin for over an hour about the cold war. Now that is news no one is talking about.

Not really, when no concrete agreement has been reached on it yet.

MOSCOW - Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev confidently committed to a year-end deal to slash nuclear stockpiles by about a third on Monday, but the U.S. leader failed to crack stubborn Kremlin objections to America's missile defense plans a major stumbling block to such an agreement....

....While Medvedev insisted on Monday that a replacement to the keystone START I nuclear arms reduction treaty, which expires Dec. 5, must be linked to Russian concerns about the U.S. missile defense program in Eastern Europe, it remained unclear if the Kremlin was prepared to scuttle the negotiations over that issue....

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31757474/ns/world_news-europe//

IOW, they agreed to continue to talk about such an agreement, but no real agreement on any nuke reductions has been reached. Hell, they don't even agree on what would "count" towards such a reduction.

SteelersinCA
07-08-2009, 12:55 AM
so ummmm.....then you'd have had no problem dropping your kids off at micheals for the weekend ? innocent people don't fork out millions of dollars to make shit "go away"

Unfortunately in our sue happy society, innocent people have to toss out all kinds of money to defend themselves. The Duke Lacrosse scandal comes to mind, those lawyers weren't free, most good ones aren't. Civil cases are even worse.

MasterOfPuppets
07-08-2009, 04:29 AM
Unfortunately in our sue happy society, innocent people have to toss out all kinds of money to defend themselves. The Duke Lacrosse scandal comes to mind, those lawyers weren't free, most good ones aren't. Civil cases are even worse.
yeah thats the point...he didn't try to defend himself....he paid them off to keep it out of the court room...ala ray lewis....what was that mike tomlin said when talk of patsie cheating first surfaced ?....where there's smoke...there's usually fire.. ... i would think any NON-pedophile people would stop having sleepovers with little boys after the first round of accusations ...

stlrtruck
07-08-2009, 08:41 AM
Yesterday I walked in to the break room as EVERY freakin' news outlet was showing the circus (aka Jackson's memorial) and I was like, "Are you kidding me?" A friend was standing there and she said, "Don't you start too!" I then yelled, "He's a pedophile, he's dead, let him rest!" She began to cry and walked off.

REALLY? ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME? People shed more tears for this freak show (at best) but give not one concern to the American Soldier! THANK GOD THE FREAK SHOW IS OVER and we can move on (at least until the courts take the battle for his children to new heights)!

Vincent
07-08-2009, 09:07 AM
I don't watch TV except for Steelers games and the occasional channel surf that convinces me again not to watch TV. But in a highly serendipitous moment while surfing yesterday I heard some dolt proclaim that the recently deceased pedo is "our Princess Diana". What drug, or brain anomaly would cause such a hallucinagenic statement?

revefsreleets
07-08-2009, 09:34 AM
i did notice how the US/Russia nuclear arms treaty wasnt even discussed in this forum but it did make its way into the blast furnace in the "1492- bengals suck" thread. :chuckle:

:hunch:

It was actually pretty easy to come by, methinks. 1) Russia has saber rattled, but they need us more as a friend than an adversary 2) This legitimizes them again in THEIR eyes, making it look to the outside world like they are the same threat they were at the height of the Cold War, but, more importantly, these kinds of talks hearken back to the days when we were two great powers and these kinds of agreements were really important. 3) This agreement actually did nothing, since we still have enough nukes to blow the world up a thousand times over and 4) This was better for them then us, as they will probably be destroying a bunch of husks or already deteriorated missiles that can no longer fire anyway...it's incredibly expensive to maintain a "launch ready" nuke arsenal, and 5 will get you ten that they simply haven't...too expensive.

(Note: This agreement, while largely symbolic, is 10,000 times more important in the large scheme of things than Michael Jackson's death or memorial)

fansince'76
07-08-2009, 09:54 AM
It was actually pretty easy to come by, methinks. 1) Russia has saber rattled, but they need us more as a friend than an adversary 2) This legitimizes them again in THEIR eyes, making it look to the outside world like they are the same threat they were at the height of the Cold War, but, more importantly, these kinds of talks hearken back to the days when we were two great powers and these kinds of agreements were really important. 3) This agreement actually did nothing, since we still have enough nukes to blow the world up a thousand times over and 4) This was better for them then us, as they will probably be destroying a bunch of husks or already deteriorated missiles that can no longer fire anyway...it's incredibly expensive to maintain a "launch ready" nuke arsenal, and 5 will get you ten that they simply haven't...too expensive.

(Note: This agreement, while largely symbolic, is 10,000 times more important in the large scheme of things than Michael Jackson's death or memorial)

Once again, what agreement?

....While Medvedev insisted on Monday that a replacement to the keystone START I nuclear arms reduction treaty, which expires Dec. 5, must be linked to Russian concerns about the U.S. missile defense program in Eastern Europe, it remained unclear if the Kremlin was prepared to scuttle the negotiations over that issue....

From this, I gather the START I is still in effect and still on schedule to expire in early December....

revefsreleets
07-08-2009, 09:59 AM
Alright, this is the "framework" for a replacement to START with deeper cuts.

Even a jumping off point on this kind of possible agreement is MUCH more newsworthy than MJ's constant coverage.

fansince'76
07-08-2009, 10:03 AM
Alright, this is the "framework" for a replacement to START with deeper cuts.

Even a jumping off point on this kind of possible agreement is MUCH more newsworthy than MJ's constant coverage.

Agreed, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something, that's all. What I'm hoping ultimately happens is that Russia backs off of helping Iran with their nuke program in exchange for our backing off of a missile defense system in Eastern Europe.

TackleMeBen
07-08-2009, 10:04 AM
i have to agree the news coverage was way over the top. i loved his music and would have love to see him in concert, but there were more important things going on in the world that was more news worthy.

with that being said, did anyone see the hannity show on fox last night. he started his show saying that he wasnt going to an hour show on MJ, if you want that, then turn to one of the other news channels. he spent like 15 minutes on it and then went into the cap and waste plan and other stuff.

i did watch some of the memerial, and thought it was done nicely. i separate the artist from the person. i loved the artist, but the person... i always thought he was strange.

stlrtruck
07-08-2009, 10:21 AM
I heard some dolt proclaim that the recently deceased pedo is "our Princess Diana". What drug, or brain anomaly would cause such a hallucinagenic statement?

I don't know but they are obviously mass delivering these drugs to only the media outlets :rofl:

KeiselPower99
07-08-2009, 11:46 AM
Have they even thrown his ass in the ground yet?? Im ready to get to Americas next big attention grabber.