Monday, June 29, 2009

I have a bone to pick with the new agencies!...

I have never been so disappointed in the news media as I am at this moment. We have lost so many great people lately it's getting scary. Makes you wonder who will be the next one to fall. My beef with the media is the lack of coverage for the most recent loss we've suffered.

I understand how very sad the loss of Michael Jackson was. It was a huge shock to all of us and he was such an amazing talent. My sympathies go out to his children...his family and his friends for their loss. This being said we did lose others and they seemed to get overshadowed by the loss of Michael. Did we forget that their lives also count for something. They also contributed in some way to our lives.

Although Farrah Fawcetts tragic passing has gotten some coverage, it was certainly overshadowed. I think in recent days even Billy Mays has gotten more coverage than Farrah. His passing was also a huge shock to everyone.

I feel like because Farrahs death was expected, she didn't get as much coverage but it was still just as tragic and the news media seemed to drop the ball on her passing. So now we've lost yet another wonderful entertainer to cancer. Fred Travalena passed away from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on Sunday afternoon. You can read the minimal story on his death at CNN's website. Fred fought a hard battle with cancer and deserves to have his life celebrated. He made us laugh for so many years and I for one will miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family

I'm so upset with the media for not giving him the attention he deserves. I can't believe you let ratings overshadow the death of someone who so many people loved and so many will miss. I think its time for you to step up to the plate and correct this major reporting error. His life DID matter and its a story that should be told! RIP Fred, Farrah, Ed, Michael, Billy, Bea, David, and Gale. You will be missed.


  1. You make a very good point. It's shocking to have so many big names die in such a short period of time. True, it sucks MJ's death has overshadowed every one of these other deaths (u frgt carradine,btw) but we Also must remember 1, he was probably the most internationally known of the group and 2 the news media outlets are all competing fr, naturally the widest audience wld have been most beneficial for the sponsors and international exposure. But...we must also think of all the kids murdered that don't get media coverage, troop deaths, AIDS victims, hate inspired murders that don't get coverage. It just shows that money and noteriety also dictates your "legacy", or your "publicized dedication" I'm probably not saying that right

  2. Thanks for you're comment highshozzy..It is all so sad..and I didn't forget Carradine..thats the David I was referring to in my post. :)

  3. Very well said... as always! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us :)