Letters to the Editor

Monday, July 13, 2009 at 11:00pm

Clean up the dirty laundry

Now that most of the noted late entertainers, athletes and actors have been praised, vilified or sanctified by their worshipers, foes, fans and the media maybe I can call off my self imposed moratorium on the news media — television mostly — and all the hype from supposed close friends such as Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, whom I believe are just up to their usual game of grabbing the spotlight for themselves.

The coverage of Michael Jackson’s life and death has been the most shameful thing in the annals of news coverage. It has been a full-blown circus and irreverent tidal wave that has shown little mercy or compassion toward the family nor has it given them time to grieve privately.

Here in Nashville, the death of Steve McNair was shocking enough, but to air his dirty laundry the way it was done caused his wife and children the pain and suffering of adding insult to injury for his family.

It is extremely depressing to know that the mainstream media has gone ‘tabloid’ and are willing to exploit personal disasters regardless of harm inflicted just for ratings.

As or me, I am having none of it and will not listen to it anymore.

C.W.Clouse, 37209

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212 Comments on this post:

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 3:29

g-but what would wii do without it?

By: Captain Nemo on 7/14/09 at 3:30

What does Chaney drank befor a hunt?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 3:30

g, tell slacker to puck off - lol!

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 3:30

Speaking of Wii, does anyone have one? What can you tell me about it if so?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 3:31

Mama, i'm old school. i don't own a Wii.

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 3:31

Neme, piss & vinegar?

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 3:33

same here, blanket. My son is wanting one and I have to admit, it looks like it could be a lot of fun!

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 3:33

nazi, don't bother gdiafante now, hes playing with his dolls.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/14/09 at 3:35

I want add that to my list of things tn do. lol

By: MamaG on 7/14/09 at 3:36

Be cool you guys, gotta go for now...if I can jump back in later, I will do so...have a great evening and no Ripple, blanket! You can drink "Mad Housewife" wine, made by Ruby, the Mad Housewife. (I actually have a bottle of the Chardonnay but don't know how it tastes yet--!)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/14/09 at 3:38

i gotta go too. have a good one, Mama. i won't make any promises regarding the Ripple...lol!

By: slacker on 7/14/09 at 3:58

gdiafante, just kidding you, I entered one myself. Eliminated in the first call.