Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Anna Nicloe Smith

I have to do it. I am going to rant and rave about something that ticks me off! OK, here goes...

Yesterday as I was running on the treadmill, I watched three different news outlets on TV say that one of their top stories was the announcement of the corner's findings from the Anna Nicole Smith autopsy in Broward County, Florida. These were reputable media outlets, not just Entertainment Tonight.

Here's my peeve: Has our society become so off-centered that a press conference dealing with the autopsy of a pseudo-celebrity becomes a highlight of the day's news cycle? Why does the six-week old death of a former playboy playmate still garner headline status? Why do people build their lives around what is happening in the lives of strangers, who will never affect them?

Allow me to share another story that came from Broward County, Florida the same day that Anna Nicole Smith's story ran. Baby Parker died over the weekend in a Ft. Lauderdale abortion clinic. No autopsy was done because the cause of death was a common procedure. No press conference was held. No news outlets ran the story. In fact, only four people were aware that it even happened.

No film at eleven.


Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you. Last night we were watching the news at they spoke about Paris Hilton. I mean, who cares about what she's going through in jail. The media, unfortunately, thrives only what attracts our attention. If we all stopped going to the movies, Tom Cruise and the like wouldn't be making millions.
Pastor Chris is in sermon was right - we are attracted to the dark - atleast most of us. We like to rubber-neck at accidents, etc.

~ Anon Ye Mus

Brad Lewis said...

Don't get me back on my soap box talking about our society's obsession with "famous" people and their trivial lives. OK, enough said!

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