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Television networks planning Jackson coverage (MSM Makes Ultimate Shark Jump)
AP via The Columbus Dispatch ^ | July 5, 2009 | NA

Posted on 07/05/2009 10:50:52 AM PDT by buccaneer81

Television networks planning Jackson coverage

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC executives changed their minds Sunday and decided to join other networks that will televise Michael Jackson's memorial service live this week.

NBC joins ABC, CNN, MSNBC and E! Entertainment in offering the ceremony live. It's set for 10 a.m. PDT at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

NBC had initially planned only a one-hour prime-time special on Tuesday night, but said Sunday it would also cover the event live. It was not immediately clear who would anchor.

Charles Gibson will anchor coverage for ABC, which is setting aside its typical daytime programming.

CBS anchor Katie Couric will be at the Staples Center, although the network had not yet said whether it was offering live coverage of the memorial.

CNN has seen its ratings soar with the Jackson story, and it will show the memorial on the main network and HLN (formerly Headline News). CNN International will air the ceremony to the rest of the world. Anderson Cooper, Larry King and Don Lemon are the anchors for CNN coverage. Robin Meade, A.J. Hammer and Jane Velez-Mitchell will anchor at HLN. CNN en Espanol also will cover it.

Chris Jansing will anchor live coverage of the memorial on MSNBC. Shepard Smith will anchor live coverage of the ceremony on Fox News, with Megyn Kelly anchoring coverage of the event on the Fox network.

E! Entertainment and TV Guide will cover the ceremony on their television networks and Web sites.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: celebrity; chucklestheclown; jackson; michaeljackson; msm; networks; popculture; tedbaxter; trashtv
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Unreal.
1 posted on 07/05/2009 10:50:52 AM PDT by buccaneer81
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To: buccaneer81

Michael Jackson died years ago. I don’t know what all the fuss is about.


2 posted on 07/05/2009 10:51:58 AM PDT by fullchroma (I want my country back.)
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To: buccaneer81

Good thing I still have a couple of library books to read.


3 posted on 07/05/2009 10:52:31 AM PDT by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: buccaneer81

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!


4 posted on 07/05/2009 10:52:45 AM PDT by DallasSun
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To: buccaneer81

Wonder if there will be a riot?


5 posted on 07/05/2009 10:53:34 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: buccaneer81

Whew, I’m just happy there’s nothing else serious going on in the world or country right now


6 posted on 07/05/2009 10:54:07 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Wonder if there will be a riot?

We can hope!

7 posted on 07/05/2009 10:54:19 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

Michael Jackson is dead? When did that happen?

How come no mention untill now? /s


8 posted on 07/05/2009 10:54:30 AM PDT by wrench
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To: buccaneer81

im glad I dont have tv :o)


9 posted on 07/05/2009 10:56:18 AM PDT by ezoeni (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x32cxf_yuri-bezmenov)
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To: buccaneer81

This is good news. Michael Jackson is a legend and deserves the goodbye fitting for a King.


10 posted on 07/05/2009 10:56:39 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You forgot the “off sarc” tag.


11 posted on 07/05/2009 10:57:27 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

Not to worry - it’s just the lead-in for a series of specials about our brave and honorable military people and their sacrifices over the last several years. sarc/off


12 posted on 07/05/2009 10:57:53 AM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: buccaneer81

My toilets need cleaning on Tuesday.....all day....


13 posted on 07/05/2009 11:00:19 AM PDT by goodnesswins (For lease)
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To: buccaneer81

And Fox News Channel will no doubt follow suit, given their previous coverage.

Meanwhile, Ed McMahon was quietly laid to rest with little fanfare for a Marine who served in two wars. Honor for the perv, none for the Marine.


14 posted on 07/05/2009 11:01:29 AM PDT by MizSterious (Impeach Barak "let them eat cake" Obama, while there's still something of our Republic to save.)
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To: MizSterious
And Fox News Channel will no doubt follow suit, given their previous coverage.

It's mentioned in the article. Shep is anchoring. What a surprise.

15 posted on 07/05/2009 11:03:59 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

I figured it would be either Shep or Geraldo. Fox disgusts me in this matter. Very disappointing.


16 posted on 07/05/2009 11:06:03 AM PDT by MizSterious (Impeach Barak "let them eat cake" Obama, while there's still something of our Republic to save.)
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To: MizSterious
I figured it would be either Shep or Geraldo.

I figure Geraldo will be working the floor, so to speak.

17 posted on 07/05/2009 11:07:15 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81
Up front:  I don't explain 'em, I just report 'em.

Websight for Jackson (memorial) Tickets gets 500 Million Hits in First Hour.

I kid you not folks, this old world of ours has come unhinged.

Now, like or not, what is the media supposed to do?  Should it ignore this event?  I would say yes.  This guy turned into a goul.

None the less, people can't get enough of this stuff.  And stuff is what it is.  TMZ focuses this culteral downward spiral IMO.  It's one of mankinds darkest developments.



The following is directed to Freepers who haven't signed up for monthlies...



10% is good.  100% is better.  Let's go Freepers.



Thanks to Freepers who have been frequenting the Freepathon thread to ham it up with folks over there.  It helps to raise the visibility of the Freepathon.

18 posted on 07/05/2009 11:07:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Wonder if there will be a riot?

Wondering the same thing.


19 posted on 07/05/2009 11:09:17 AM PDT by Polyxene (America held hostage for the next 4 years by a RAT thug from Chicago - www.obamaclock.org)
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To: MizSterious

BTTT

THanks - Ed deserved more, all military folk do.

THis MJ stuff is well beyond sick - even the Pope didn’t get this kind of coverage.....


20 posted on 07/05/2009 11:13:15 AM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: buccaneer81
Jackson hasn't had a hit in decades

A person can count his "great songs" using fingers - and not have to move on to toes...

The MSM loves him because they see his creepy pedophilia as giving the finger to traditional Americans.

It's fine with me - if the only people who support the networks are the Michael Jackson types, advertisers will run not walk away from TV advertising. Traditional Americans are more than half the population and we have most of the money. Giving us the finger might not be a wise business decision. Then again, if advertisers are going for the black trailer trash demographic - mixed with liberals who hate conservatives so much they'll stand with child molesters ( a very small part of the population) - then "go for it". Well, there'll be some gawkers - the same type who stain to look at car accidents...)

I suspect the MSM has a very strong death wish - or those at the top are clueless... maybe both.

21 posted on 07/05/2009 11:14:28 AM PDT by GOPJ (Raped five year olds can get press at the Washington Post -if we can raise the money to buy access.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"This is good news. Michael Jackson is a legend and deserves the goodbye fitting for a King."

I'm looking forward to the part where they walk his body out to the Santa Monica Pier, place it on a raft and set it ablaze and push it adrift in to the Pacific ocean. It should be spectacular.

22 posted on 07/05/2009 11:15:28 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: buccaneer81
"It's mentioned in the article. Shep is anchoring. What a surprise."

Are you kidding me? No way is Shep going to pass on the opportunity to get so close to West Hollywood. I'm quite sure he'll be packing his biker jacket and ass-less chaps.

23 posted on 07/05/2009 11:19:31 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: dainbramaged
Not to worry - it’s just the lead-in for a series of specials about our brave and honorable military people and their sacrifices over the last several years. sarc/off

I heard some station wondering if "Michael would have died in vain."

Come on.

24 posted on 07/05/2009 11:21:30 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: HIDEK6
I think it was Bubbles revenge...
25 posted on 07/05/2009 11:22:39 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81
Is it a National Holiday yet? I need another holiday with pay.
26 posted on 07/05/2009 11:39:19 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: buccaneer81

Idiots!

Bury him already!


27 posted on 07/05/2009 11:40:34 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: buccaneer81

It’s not that he’s newsworthy, or intrinsically significant, or venerable, or that he was possessed of unique talent or genius. It’s merely that they saw their ratings soar when they covered his death.
That’s all it is. Jacko draws viewers like Jackie sold Photoplay.
We’ll be able to designate a Michael Jackson Memorial Checkout Line in every supermarket in America.
“I am become a cottage industry,” sayeth the exalted.


28 posted on 07/05/2009 11:55:45 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: OldDeckHand

I was thinking red poly biohazard bag and a truck ride to the incinerator with the other medical waste.


29 posted on 07/05/2009 12:01:19 PM PDT by EricT. ("Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government." -George Washington)
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To: GOPJ
"It's fine with me - if the only people who support the networks are the Michael Jackson types, advertisers will run not walk away from TV advertising. "

I hate to disagree, but those are exactly the kind of viewers that most advertisers are trying to reach, young, stupid and highly impressionable.

Where shows like CSI earn very high general ratings, it's other shows like "Heroes" that have a very young and sought after demographic (18-29) that advertisers covet. Where retirees certainly have discretionary income, they are much less likely to be swayed by advertising, especially TV advertising. So, our televisions shows reflect it. It's crap entertainment created precisely to reach an idiot audience.

30 posted on 07/05/2009 12:08:20 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS; buccaneer81; Polyxene

...anybody heard the over/under number on shootings at the funeral?....I’d say at least three....don’t laugh, I plan to watch this orgy just to see the cultural excesses...it should be great: Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Crips, Bloods, Hollywood phony-baloney posers, breathless reports from Katie Couric...it should be great!


31 posted on 07/05/2009 12:17:10 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: STONEWALLS
Gerarldo has scored the biggest interview of network history. He's interviewing Michael from inside the coffin
32 posted on 07/05/2009 12:30:15 PM PDT by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: fullchroma; All
Michael Jackson died years ago. I don’t know what all the fuss is about.

Best comment I've read yet.
33 posted on 07/05/2009 12:31:07 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: kcvl
Bury him already!

Didn't he go Muzzie? I thought they buried their dead within 24 hours.

34 posted on 07/05/2009 12:32:34 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: shadeaud
Gerarldo has scored the biggest interview of network history. He's interviewing Michael from inside the coffin

It might be as empty as Al Capone's vault.

35 posted on 07/05/2009 12:35:11 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: ladyvet
Didn't he go Muzzie? I thought they buried their dead within 24 hours.

I think his mom posthumously revoked his membership.

36 posted on 07/05/2009 12:36:43 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81
In a sane society, perhaps only the Entertainment Press should be covering this monstrosity. I have no respect for ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC(the worst), and CNN. I have a little respect for FOX but I haven't heard what they are going to do.

If FOX does decide to cover they will really *iss-off a lot of their viewers. I know many people have emailed FOX already expressing their outrage at the amount of coverage this thing has received.
37 posted on 07/05/2009 12:36:53 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: buccaneer81

So will we rename the country or maybe put the pedophile’s picture on the twenty dollar bill?


38 posted on 07/05/2009 12:36:54 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: buccaneer81

Nope, I’m dead serious. I’m a huge Michael Jackson fan.


39 posted on 07/05/2009 12:38:22 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: truthguy
Fox is with the rest of them:

Shepard Smith will anchor live coverage of the ceremony on Fox News, with Megyn Kelly anchoring coverage of the event on the Fox network.

40 posted on 07/05/2009 12:38:33 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: MizSterious

Col. Ed McMahon, USMC - WW II Pilot; Flew 85 Combat Missions in Korean War. Semper Fi, Sir!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2285964/posts

http://patriotskyline.blogspot.com/2009/06/col-ed-mcmahon-usmc-ww-ii-pilot-flew-85.html


41 posted on 07/05/2009 12:38:54 PM PDT by seton89
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To: buccaneer81
Sue the doctor that delivered him for botching the abortion!
42 posted on 07/05/2009 12:39:50 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: buccaneer81; All
This is very disappointing. I'm not surprised at the freak Shepard Smith but I'm surprised and disappointed at Megyn Kelly. She seems to be quite bright and reasonable. I wonder if she had any choice in the matter. If she couldn't refuse then I would understand but if she had the option of veto and chose not to them I'm extremely disappointed in her.
43 posted on 07/05/2009 12:45:55 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: STONEWALLS

I hope nothing happens, of course. But there have been reports that hundreds of thousands are expected to show up at Staples Center, but only the approx. 20,000 ticket holders can get inside. Let’s hope there’s no trouble, but who knows.


44 posted on 07/05/2009 1:01:29 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Nope, I’m dead serious. I’m a huge Michael Jackson fan.”

I’m not and never have been. Furthermore, I think all of this news coverage and funeral miscellania is so garishly excessive that it is ludicrous.

That being said, however, kudos to you for plainly and firmly stating your belief amidst all of this ridiculous Jackson-Bashing. That takes some courage, my friend.

It’s funny, but I can actually remember the days when most folks on the right believed in such quaint notions as “innocent until proven guilty.”


45 posted on 07/05/2009 1:09:07 PM PDT by NCPAC (http://darknessrising-steffen.blogspot.com/)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Nope, I’m dead serious. I’m a huge Michael Jackson fan.”

That should be your permanent tagline.


46 posted on 07/05/2009 1:20:58 PM PDT by wolficatZ (The first mistake was turning the stupid idiot box on..)
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To: seton89

So glad you posted that thread. Thank you. Sometimes I just think this country gets its priorities messed up. Debauched and washed up “entertainer” vs. genuine war hero—should be easy to choose which would be the best role model, it really should. Jackson’s funeral should have generated 2 minutes (tops) of the average newscast—McMahon deserved a whole segment on one (at least one) of the news magazines. Maybe Ollie North will do that some day.


47 posted on 07/05/2009 3:27:30 PM PDT by MizSterious (Impeach Barak "let them eat cake" Obama, while there's still something of our Republic to save.)
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To: OldDeckHand

The problem in bad economic times ( for TV networks ) is a lot of the idiots don’t have any money. But that’s fine with me - for a brief moment, CNN will top Fox...


48 posted on 07/05/2009 3:28:29 PM PDT by GOPJ (Raped five year olds can get press at the Washington Post -if we can raise the money to buy access.)
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To: fullchroma

No one mentioned MJ in the last years of his life. Why the fuss now?


49 posted on 07/05/2009 3:30:01 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: ColdWater
I never gave MJ any thought from the mid nineties until the present. He just was someone you did not want to think about.

I think his death brought Americans some closure in how disturbing his life became. He was exported from our country to the entire world and became a symbol of decadence and American abundance gone wrong.

His story was a complete tragedy that did not have to be and that kind of thing interests people. It might not be the most appropriate thing to think about but you cannot control what interests people.

50 posted on 07/05/2009 4:58:22 PM PDT by modest proposal (We got short-changed.)
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