Today on the Glenn Beck show, Judge Napolitano, sitting in for Glenn, brought up this very sentient question: Why is this singer's death more important than that of our military men and women who give their lives to protect this very country, which Jackson so freely enjoyed? Answer: It's not more important. And shame on the media for not doing their jobs.
On June 25th, Army Lt. Brian Bradshaw was killed in Afghanistan by an IED, and his aunt wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post asking the "why" of the importance question. Lt. Bradshaw was one of 13 servicemembers who gave their lives for all of us since that date, and they should be equally memorialized.
I know and I realize that journalism/television news is a business and has to make a profit, but there has to be some point in time where ratings be-damned, a network says "enough" of this crap. They may suffer ratings from celebrity-obsessed nitwits in the short-term, but in the long-term, folks will start to realize what real news is. And they'll also begin to shun fake news that has very little merit past a 5-minute segment on "Celebrity XYZ Died Today."
Shame on ALL of us for fomenting that celebrity culture. I pray each and every day that we as a nation and culture can overcome this.
In: Afghanistan, News
Tags: Glenn Beck, Brian Bradshaw, Army, Lieutenant, Afghanistan, Michael Jackson, Priorities, Media, Celebrity, True Hero, Music, Soldier, Freedom, Military, News, Judgment
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