Crocodile tears

September 6, 2006

Jack Marx of the Sydney Morning Herald doesn’t understand why the dead of Steve Irwin gets so much attention in the Australian press, and why some newspapers see him as a hero while he was slashed two years ago. It gets not only a lot of attention, but some media really go hysterical. Marx has written a great column about it:

“But what winds me up about celebrity death these days is the manner in which the frauds in the media fair blow their loads in the “outpouring of grief” that has became standard issue since Diana’s sick and prolonged exit. Footage runs in slow motion as pianos tinkle, while every columnist with the imagination of a duck jumps up for their own gooey turn at the pulpit in a free-to-air funeral service that never ends.”


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