During my lunch break I took a walk over to Fifth Ave and 50th st. That's where St. Patrick's Cathedral is located here in NYC.
Directly across the street, reporters and their crews were lined up at the ready. Cameras shots framed with St. Pats in the background, reporters in the foreground with the mics firmly clutched in their hands. Each waiting to be the first to utter their quickly scribbled eulogies which all begins with the words: "We've just received word that the POPE has died..."
Based on how the pope is hovering over death but not quite embracing it yet, according to the Vatican, the news crews could be waiting in front of St. Pat's for some time.
As I stood there watching this circus, I wondered why do they need to be filming infront of St. Pat's. Do they think the media public is too stopid to not make the connection that a declaration of the Pope dying means something to Catholics.
If they feel the need to make such place = person connections for death announcements, why not do that with everyone?
For example, Frank Perdue died today. Shouldn't all of his death announcements be made on location at grocery meat departments across this nation?