Finally, some perspective
I happened to catch Bob Shieffer’s commentary on Face the Nation this morning, and with just a few numbers he put the Michael Jackson memorial into context in a way I hadn’t heard before.
If only his retrospective observations could have preceded all the hoopla and been taken to heart by the media. On a good night, he said, American Idol draws a comparable audience. And the media don’t spend two weeks gushing about it.