THA SUGAH RAIN - 2009-07-10 I wish this was at least partly true. For roughly a week CNN was the 24/7 MIchael Jackson Is Dead Network and the twitter/facebook/email live feed they scrolled was a perpetual "STOP SHOWING MICHAEL JACKSON S***, PUT ON REAL NEWS PEOPLE ARE DIEING IN IRAN" and it never made a difference.
Herr Matthias - 2009-07-10 While true, this really doesn't have anything to do with the video.
Xenocide - 2009-07-10 True, but the problem is that Dead Jacko was actually a ratings bonanza for the news networks. The reason all the Twitters and whatnot were negative is because only the people who actually care about real news were motivated enough to send them. But they were eclipsed by the deluge of viewers who tuned in to hear Larry King's breathtaking interview with Tito or whatever.
memedumpster - 2009-07-10 This starts slow and gets progressively funnier, hitting a high mark at "Kanye West."
Hooker - 2009-07-10 Yeah, "Kanye West" produced a better laugh from me than anything else the Onion has ever done.
mashedtater - 2009-07-11 it did rouse a cackle out of me.