Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Hand In Glove

News of Michael Jackson’s death at age 50 back on 25 June jammed the Internet. Why? D'oh - in case you haven't heard - newspapers are dying! Even on the day MJ passed, BBC World News was the only organization bold enough to take hold of the story and announce the death a full half-hour before all other mainstreammedia sources! Jacko's memorial service was touted as most-watched webcast ever, even as seemingly every TV station carried the spectacle live. Can't get enough of that Jackson!

Now there are nutcases out there twisting history, proclaiming Michael Jackson the "first too-young-to-die megastar of the internet age." He's being compared to Pricess Diana, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis. (*yawn*) Rule #1: When you are COMPARED you are not as great as the media woul have you think. Like the clowns who keep ranting that Lady GaGa is the new Madonna. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

As for poor dead Jacko, the truth is, Michael Jackson is really NOT "of the internet" age. He was a star in the 1980s, who just happened to DIE during the internet age, at a time when the music industry is in shambles and the iPod is KING. Period. Had he not died, he wouldn't be selling all that much product online. Again I ask, where were all these "fans" and why weren't they buying his music a month ago, when he could have used the profit?
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