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Jade Goody’s Words For Natasha Richardson

by | 19th, March 2009

JADE Goody celebrity cancer: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Jade Goody’s celebrity cancer with Michael White…

Jade Goody is dying and it’s is the media’s job to comment on it. Writing in the Guardian, Michael White criticises the mawkish tabloid coverage while playing a game of Tabloid Bingo!:

Under the headline: “Growing mood of public sentimentality worries me more than recession

Different things trouble different people. I’m more worried by the recession and by global warming than by street crime, about which I can take sensible micro-precautions if I feel like it.

Tick. Tick. Tick. Eyes down.

Poor Natasha Richardson died during the night. What a truly dreadful thing to happen, the result of what looked like a minor head injury anyone might have suffered on or off the ski slope.

Perhaps that’s why they led this morning’s news bulletins on her death, even on Radio 4. Fairly well-known actress from a famous dynasty, married to a film star, tragic accident etc etc. The papers duly print photos of grief-stricken family members at the hospital, photos which strike me as intrusive, heartless even. The whole packaged affair is, well, ghoulish.

White has more:

I know, it happens all the time. Jade Goody seems to be taking part in her own death for the benefit of the media. We’re told it’s a good thing, bringing the unmentionable reality of modern death back into people’s lives. If that is so, all well and good, but is it true?

Call CCN (Cebrity Cancer News) operates a paging service for when a celebrity gets sick.

A few weeks ago I raised an eyebrow on hearing that prime minister’s question time had been cancelled because of the sudden death of the Camerons’ son, Ivan, and was criticised for it – though few politicians with whom I have discussed the matter privately disagree…

Child dies makes a better story than child lives. It’s a better public spectacle :

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