I have issues with the media ... this story.
It is absolutely disgusting ... his family didn't even know yet and the news just announced who it was. Didn't they care? Is that how his family should have learned their son, husband, father had just passed away in a fatal airplane crash? Seriously, WTF is wrong with the media?
This was not a circus folks. It was a tragic accident. But you wouldn't have known that were you watching news coverage of it.
I get that at first it was frightening ... bringing back memories of 9/11 and all that happened that day. I understand why the media jumped on the story initially. But once it was realized it was not yet another terrorist attack, why couldn't they have backed off on it? Why did they have to release the names? Ugh. Makes me sick. I'm sorry that our media thinks more of ratings than of being tasteful, compassionate, and caring. But isn't that what our media has come too? News of celebs make front page headlines, pictures of their babies go for millions of dollars. If you only listened to mainstream new sources, you might think that Americans care more about Hollywood than anything else. It makes me sick. It makes me ill to think that Tom Cruise's baby is more important than war, faminine, starvation, poverty, death ... but welcome to America in the year 2006. We say we want to know. We say we care. But as a country, I don't think we walk the walk ... it's very sad. And the media takes it and runs ......
You know the second they heard it could be a "celebrity" in that crash, news producers must have had orgasms ... thinking yes! a celeb! Keep talking, here's his name, here's his picture, who cares that he was a real live person, ratings baby! Ratings! Run with this story and go! We'll worry about the repurcations later because chances are, no one will probably care that much anyway! This is what the public lives for! Yes! Yes! Rating will be up today ....
Sick. Just sick.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family right now.