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What’s the right way to respond to #MichaelJackson’s death?

Why is it okay to laugh at the death of celebrities? Genuine question. As news of Michael Jackson’s death swept the world last night, causing the Internet to grind to a standstill, two things about our new cyber-age stood out to me.

First, that it was a US celeb website, TMZ.com, which broke the news of Jacko’s demise, leaving traditional media, including the wire agencies and LA Times, in its reporting wake. Its maintained the frenetic and frequently intrusive coverage today. If you want to see pics of the paramedics arriving at Jacko’s house, or of his grief-stricken relatives …

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  • User AvatarGlenn 31st May - 12:17pm
    John Marriott All I will point out is that there is very little difference in the death rates of countries that locked down and those...
  • User AvatarJoy Winder 31st May - 12:03pm
    As a LibDem member, activist and ex councillor in both St Albans and Manchester, now shielded and housebound I wish to rebuff and inform some...
  • User Avatartheakes 31st May - 11:54am
    Glenn, give over, relax we all know your view, you won't change others, I just look at Sweden, seems to be going steadily pear shaped...
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 31st May - 11:34am
    @Glenn “The lockdowns have not saved lives”. What kind of planet are you on, man? It’s blindingly obvious that lockdowns have saved lives. Whether they...
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  • User AvatarGlenn 31st May - 11:31am
    Peter Martin You can joke about Ethiopia, but it has had very low death rates. And we based what we did on the police state...