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View Diary: Walter Cronkite: Deathbed. (262 comments)

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  •  Sad to say, even Dr. King's death (1+ / 0-)
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    Land of Enchantment

    didn't get anything like the kind of wall-to-wall coverage MJ's death is getting now.

    Single-payer, single-payer, single-payer, single-payer.

    by Night Train on Sat Jun 27, 2009 at 06:48:22 PM PDT

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    •  True, but... (1+ / 0-)
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      mijita

      the technology then couldn't have supported wall-to-wall coverage of this magnitude. No cable, no internet. The overkill we enjoy today is because there is so much vastly more media space to fill. And we are totally celebrity-obsessed. I rather miss the more restrained broadcast coverage and display of public mourning for public figures of earlier times.

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