20/20 Anchor “sick” of Michael Jackson coverage

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.



 


47 Responses to “20/20 Anchor “sick” of Michael Jackson coverage”

  1. 1
    pinky2083 says:

    Dayum 48 grand a month? That’s a whole lotta pills.

  2. 2
    goat76 says:

    F U C K Them!!!!!!!!……I bet they wasn’t say that sh1t when Elvis and Princess D past…

  3. 3
    Charles says:

    @2

    Why are you so mad we all miss michael but the facts are the facts he was a druggie and this probabllky killed him this makes me so sad the pain he must have been in

  4. 4
    iscream says:

    NEWS FLASH

    We wouldn’t have watched your news story anyway.

    As I said MJJ is a one man stimulis package. His death has people watching more news, listening to more radio, watching more videos than they usually would (I’m speaking about me @ least). So if ABC isn’t playing it. Then they’ll miss out on the ratings.

    Bye bytch :gay:

  5. 5
    LadyJustice says:

    the public viewing is planned on the 3rd, not the funeral

  6. 6
    Anna says:

    I understand John Stossel being sick of all the MJ coverage but “give me a break”. LOL. I think most of us are tired of it because it’s on the majority of channels and 90% of it is negative. I would have loved to see John’s piece on the proposed health care plan, although It does not pertain to me I like to stay informed.

  7. 7
    anti-PC says:

    It is 24 hour news coverage and I understand people’s frustrations over.

    I think I will skip the news coverage when they hold that public viewing. I really don’t think I could take it….

  8. 8
    Charles says:

    @4

    how you do that

    :FAG:
    :GAY:
    :LIMP WRIST:

  9. 9
    candycane says:

    If that’s how he feels, I’m sure he isnt the only one. The man has a right to speak his mind. I personally CAN NOT GET ENOUGH, and I’m not gonna stop til I ;) . But everyday I go home, the first thing I do is look for MJ coverage. I’ve watched VH-1′s death of an icon at least 3 times.

  10. 10
    Charles says:

    :gay:

  11. 11
    Charles says:

    I FIGURED IT OUT!

    :gay; :ban: :dance:

  12. 12
    Anna says:

    iscream Says:

    NEWS FLASH…………

    MJJ is a one man stimulis package. His death has people watching more news, listening to more radio, watching more videos than they usually would.
    ~~~~~~~~
    iscream, I did alittle editing. I don’t think everyone heard it. LOL. Our resession is changing.

  13. 13
    Krysi J says:

    This bytch mad cuz they didn’t run her lame azz piece of the death of an ICON?? That bytch wouldn’t give a fukk about a piece if it were ELVIS……stay mad shyt.

  14. 14
    goat76 says:

    LOL @ Chuck for thinking I’m mad….I’m about to get off work…..LOL…..but still F U C K Them in a nice tone……

    You shouldn’t dwell on a person mistakes when they are dead and gone….do it while they are here, maybe you’ll strike a chord, and they’ll wanna get help…..No man is Perfect. so I should care less for him because he was on drugs instead of him getting hit by a bus….

  15. 15
    Krysi J says:

    I meant they didn’t run his piece over the death of an ICON

  16. 16
    goat76 says:

    But everybody LUVES those Fake Ass Reality Shows……this is history in the making……You know how many generations will be affected by this…I like seeing the old footage of the Jackson 5…

  17. 17
    KaraZ says:

    John Stossel, funny I didn’t hear you complain about Octopussy, who got just as much coverage in the first days of her freakish birth story

  18. 18
    Krysi J says:

    Why are you so mad we all miss michael but the facts are the facts he was a druggie and this probabllky killed him this makes me so sad the pain he must have been in

    ——————————————————-

    Please ignore this entire statement…Charles is getting a little tOO outta pocket today… :ban:

  19. 19
    goat76 says:

    MJ will still be providing Humanitarian aid from the grave, and it’s people thats alive and well that aint doing sh1t….August should be MJ month….

  20. 20
    Daisy says:

    Goat n Krysi KONA n timeout LOL

  21. 21
    iscream says:

    Just copied this from Munch on the other post

    Have anyone seen the HDD list?

    — 1 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 106,956 —
    THRILLER
    – 2 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 105,648 —
    ESSENTIAL
    – 3 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 104,163 —
    NUMBER ONES
    – 14 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 34,225 —
    OFF THE WALL
    – 25 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 18,929 —
    BAD
    – 26 JACKSON 5 MOTOWN 17,677 —
    ULTIMATE COLLECTION
    – 32 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 14,351 —
    DANGEROUS
    – 35 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 13,951 —
    ULTIMATE COLLECTION
    – 39 MICHAEL JACKSON EPIC 12,150 —
    HISTORY: GREATEST HITS, VOL. 1

    HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT BEFORE?
    *************************
    Bytch this is why your story got cut. You aren’t as important, touched as many lives as MJJ… those numbers are amazing. He just died on Thursday.

  22. 22
    MissGauzzz says:

    @goat
    co-sign…them crackas won’t sayin’ ish when princess diana passed away and that was wall to wall 24/7 coverage i know cuz i watched!

  23. 23
    ELove says:

    I’ll be 40 this coming August…
    Mike has been A STAR MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE !!!!!
    Stands up and :clap:

  24. 24
    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    ^ 5, WE ARE NECK AND NECK, MAY WAS MY MONTH! HONEY YOU COULDN’T TELL ME NOTHING WHEN I WAS WATCHING THE JACKSON 5′S VARIETY SHOW. FOR THE RECORD MICHAEL WAS MY BOYFRIEND(IN MY HEAD). I USED TO LOVE TO SEE HE AND JANET TOGETHER ON THERE. THEY NEED TO RUN A COUPLE OF EPIODES OF THOSE SHOWS.

  25. 25
    kwallace577 says:

    i haven’t watched 20/20 in forever. since the old dude (hugh downs..?) and barb walters were the anchors? i did not know john stossel was a 20/20 anchor? who the hail is staying up til 10 p.m. to watch 20/20 on friday nights anymore? show of hands?

    sitchoazz down john. nobody is checking for 20/20 N E WAYS.

  26. 26
    pointhimout says:

    shyt, when princess di passed they couldn’t take that off the tv fast enough because everywhere you turned, it was on. i feel what he’s saying, but shut up. i’m not tired of the coverage.

    yourbrother in christ,

    pointhimout

  27. 27
    Krysi J says:

    Bytch this is why your story got cut. You aren’t as important, touched as many lives as MJJ… those numbers are amazing. He just died on Thursday.
    ——————————————

    they say he at 1.8 million dis dude went almost 2x platinum in less than a week….SMH…..and dis nicca tom bout bytch azz Brandy………Krackers tom bout Elvis….FUKK ALL YALL!

    and Daisy my nerves is bad

  28. 28
    iscream says:

    @ Krysi 27

    :rofl:

  29. 29
    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    JUST SHARING…
    Music producer David Gest reflects on his 40-year freindship with the King Of Pop Michael Jackson after his untimely death in Los Angeles.

    Media personality Gest, 56, was one of the few people who knew the musical genius describing Jackson as a ‘loyal friend’ who made him laugh.

    The TV star David said: ‘There is nobody who knew Michael like I did. He was so gifted.’

    David, who called Jackson ‘M’, has told how the megastar always kept up to date with music and revealed his favourite contemporary artists were Beyoncé, Eminem and Dr Dre, the Black Eyed Peas and Kelly Rowland, whom he had a crush on.

    He added: “His all-time favourite vocalist was Whitney Houston. Michael always said she could sing the Yellow Pages and it would sound great.”

    TO READ FULL ARTICLE http://www.clickliverpool.com/ CLICK ON CLOCKED

  30. 30
    KaraZ says:

    Krysi calm down… no need to get your BP up, dang

  31. 31
    Krysi J says:

    Krysi calm down… no need to get your BP up, dang
    ————————————————–

    IT AINT!!!! :mad: *checking the numbers on the blood pressure machine*

    LOL, J/K

    Im just saying…..its always sum SHYeeeeT! LOL

    and Isc…LOL, you got the giggles

  32. 32
    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    KRYSI, I JUST SAW YOUR TELEPHONE BOOK QUOTE, *IN THE VOICE OF THE BACKSGROUND SINGER FROM WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH ITH IT* “NAW, YOU KNOW YOU NEED AN AZZ WHOOPIN’!”

  33. 33
    MissGauzzz says:

    @krysi
    LOL…i feel ya’ girl!! u allrite!!!

  34. 34
    KaraZ says:

    Krysi how do I get that smiley.

  35. 35
    starr says:

    seriously…can we get a smiley “how to”….

  36. 36
    ELove says:

    The smileys (Emotions) that appear in this post are:
    gay
    ban
    dance
    clap
    rofl
    mad

    And don’t forget that Colons must Begin-n-End each code
    w/o any spaces between them

  37. 37
    KaraZ says:

    Thanks elove :dance:

  38. 38
    aqtpie says:

    Pick and choose!!!

  39. 39
    spongebobfan says:

    :ban: :clap:

    Edited by SR. Only Two smilies per post please.

  40. 40
    spongebobfan says:

    :ban:

    Edited by SR. Only Two smilies per post please.

  41. 41
    iscream says:

    ^^^^^^^^:rofl:^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    something new? :)

  42. 42
    pointhimout says:

    #32 DEAD. that is hilarious. thats from the scene in the beauty salon when the lil girl burned anna mae bullocks hair out. ‘now you KNOW you need an ass whoopin.’ lmao. funny.

  43. 43
    iscream says:

    :rofl:

    & why doesn’t :rolleyes: don’t work anymore?

  44. 44
    iscream says:

    you know what i was trying to say up there sandra?

  45. 45
    Bird says:

    I heard another news guy complaining about it today on CNN. Oh well. Too bad so sad.

  46. 46
    lovejoy1 says:

    i agree- let the man rest gheesh

  47. 47
    Krysi J says:

    and Kelly Rowland, whom he had a crush on.
    ——————————————–

    aw, thats so sweet…. :sad:

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