Re: [rumori] FWD: Sad day in the neighborhood

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Fri Feb 28 2003 - 09:48:38 PST

on Fri, 28 Feb 2003 Steve Rowell told me:

>Give me a break. The NY Times had it on the front page this morning.
>Are you honestly surprised by this? I don't know about the Oregonian,
>but obituaries of this sort are always on the front page of the Times
>and most major papers. Regardless of your take on popular culture,
>it's hard denying that acknowledging Fred Rogers' effect on a huge
>percentage of the population for the past 50 years warrant front page
>news, especially if you look objectively at what front page news means
>these days.

i don't agree at all. but then maybe it's because i've never
been a big fan of obituaries. i just don't think some celebrity
dying is the most important thing in the world to report on. no
matter which celebrity is is. maybe Rogers deserves front page
space, but not TOP of front page.

but what a hopeless and stupid thing to argue about. are you
going to try to convince me that i'm not surprised? pfeh. give ME
a break.


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