Some members of the news media are voicing their displeasure over the wall-to-wall news coverage devoted to Michael Jackson since he died of a heart attack at age 50 last Thursday.
According to Michelle Malkin, ABC News 20/20 Anchor John Stossel has had it with the saturation news coverage. Especially after his news piece on Barack Obama’s proposed public health care plan was bumped from 20/20 for more MJ coverage.
Stossel accused the media of “pandering” to the masses:
“Yes, I am sick of the coverage of Michael Jackson,” wrote Stossel. “I hate it that ABC didn’t run my piece. Free markets sometimes encourage pandering to the masses. I still say, bless the market. The good outweighs the bad.”
Jackson’s funeral is scheduled for Neverland ranch on July 3. A public viewing at the ranch is also planned.
Meanwhile L.A. police have expressed an interest in speaking to Dermatologist Arnold Klein, another of Jackson’s enablers. Klein has been identified as the biological sperm donor of Jackson’s three children.
In recent months, Jackson was photographed visiting Klein’s Beverly Hills office every week. In one photo, Jackson’s bodyguard is seen clutching a bag full of medications. Patients are encouraged to bring all their meds to their doctor’s appointments to avoid adverse drug interactions of the type that likely killed Jackson.
It is reported that Jackson spent over $48,000 a month on prescription meds. The prescriptions were made out to Jackson’s staff and aliases.