While I agree the Michael Jackson memorial has been a celebrity circus, I do take issue with your statement regarding the main stream media in Tuesday's program and today's column.
I am a loyal viewer of The Factor and think you are both brilliant and realistic, but your show is pure commentary. You do bring attention to deserving issues, but the MSM's role is different. They are responsible for giving the United States of Entertainment what they want and presenting it as *cough* objectively as possible.
A few years ago, the public wanted wall-to-wall coverage of MJ's molestation trial. Yesterday they wanted wall-to-wall coverage of his funeral. It's strange, weird and sad, but it's what the people want. Let Couric, Gibson and the like do their thing and you keep doing yours: tell the truth as you see it.
For reference, here's Bill's column today: Off the Wall: Race and Michael Jackson
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Dear Bill Letter
Bill O'Reilly hasn't read one of my emails on the air since about 2000. I thought I'd share my pithy remarks with Bill and all of you about MJ one last time, and then I never want to talk about it again. Ever.