A good example: why would a magazine that features more pictures than words waste so many of those precious words griping about amount of coverage of given to Ted Kennedy’s death? For some reason left-leaning CNN and left-left-left-leaning MSNBC are somehow the gold standard here… and Fox News must conform.
Yep, Kennedy was very influential and in the Senate for a zillion years … but what would have been the point of the full-on “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead” treatment?
Everyone knew his death was coming soon. There was no particular mystery about it. He’s never been a head of state. He’s not wildly popular in the Michael Jackson mode.