I watched PM Harper make an announcement today, Pier 21 will become a national museum, he got a standing ovation for the announcement. CTV didn't bother to put it on the front page, and this was before any of the other events of the day. They also cut off the comments very quickly, guess they can't stand any positive coverage, even from themselves. Watch the videos on the right side of the page.
Then I read about Farrah Fowcett passing away. She suffered so much, it was almost a relief to hear that she had been released from that pain. It was nice to know that Ryan was with her at the end. A very classy lady.
Of course, the shocker of the day was the death of Michael Jackson, it was totally unexpected. I was driving home from work and the guy on the radio was talking about how he had been taken to the hospital suffering from a heart attack, by the time I got home and turned on the TV, he had been declared dead. Sad. He had such a roller coaster life.
This day reminded me of when Princess Diana died, and shortly after Mother Teresa followed. The world was so obsessed with the death of Princess Diana that Mother Teresa's death was all but ignored. I'm sure that Mother Teresa wouldn't have minded being overshadowed, but it was too bad that her good deeds got lost in all the media hype.
Farrah dies on the same day as Michael Jackson, and the news as all Michael, Farrah's death is being ignored, and somehow I suspect that she wouldn't mind. Personally, I think everyone has it backwards, and that they should be mourning Farrah far more than Michael. She had more moral fabric than Michael. She was a much better role model for our children than Michael.
An interesting, but sad day.