Funny how Barbara didn’t talk to her other guests like this – combative, almost. Hey O’Reilly…get Tonya Reiman on this segment! I noticed Barbara looked up and to the right a LOT! Wanna know what her body language said (aside from the obvious disdain).
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 job.
My nephew, Brian Bradshaw, was killed by an explosive device in Afghanistan on June 25, the same day that Michael Jackson died. Mr. Jackson received days of wall-to-wall coverage in the media. Where was the coverage of my nephew or the other soldiers who died that week? There were several of them, and our family crossed paths with the family of another fallen soldier at Dover Air Force Base, where the bodies come “home.” Only the media in Brian’s hometown and where he was stationed before his deployment covered his death.
Monica Crowley, sitting in tonight for Bill O’Reilly, discussed the media coverage of Michael Jackson’s death with Dr. Mark Lamont Hill, Temple University Professor, and James T. Harris, host of “The National Conversation” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Crowley began the segment showing some of the laudatory coverage during the BET Awards last night, most notably by Jamie Foxx. At one point, Foxx declares they’re there to “celebrate this black man,” proclaiming “he belongs to us (black people); we shared him with everybody else.”
Later on in the show, Foxx asks the BET audience to “make some noise” because the ‘media is spreading bad stories about him,’ but he needs the audience to show some love for Michael to over-ride that negative coverage. Crowley also played some red-carpet footage of P. Diddy and Beyonce expressing what a bad rap MJ was getting in the press, and it just went downhill from there (for me, anyway). Diddy tried to declare that there was never any negative press about JFK or Elvis, that MJ was one of the “greatest heroes for us,” stating that “he’s one of the reasons why Barack Obama is president.” (Is this something to brag about?)
SHUT UP ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON ALREADY, WILL YOU? We have Constitutional crises happening every day, and the freakin’ media can only talk about an aged, drug-addicted pedophile? Jebus Christ, people!!!! I swear to God that when I read somewhere today that the internet was generating more traffic for Michael Jackson’s death than that of the REAL tragedy of 9/11, I almost blew a gasket!
Tonight was one of the funniest Miller Time segments on O’Reilly that I’ve seen in a long time. Apparently Dennis’ brother is a publicist or something for Borat, and O’Reilly was asking for the skinny on the MTV prank. Was it real or staged? Either way, you have to admit this MT made you laugh. I laughed until I cried. O’Reilly also asked Miller’s opinion on the Gitmo Uighurs getting laptops to learn how to use the internet. Uighurs? Wiggles? Teletubbies?
I also think O’Reilly genuinely laughed for the first time ever. This was hilarious.
The last subject was that of an Oklahoma pharmacist who’d been robbed at gunpoint, and he killed one of the perps, and killed him REALLY well! He was charged with 1st Degree Murder, and I have to agree with O’Reilly on this one. The over-charging of this pharmacist is over-kill (no pun intended), and there is no Oklahoma jury who will find this man guilty.