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Friday, February 09, 2007

Death of a young woman

Several blogs are remarking on the intense coverage of the Anna Nicole Smith story and how it overshadows what may be much more important news.

All of these focus on the death of another young woman, Marine corporal Jennifer Parcell, who was killed in Iraq the other day.

Greg Mitchell at Editor & Publisher: Young Woman Meets Tragic End -- No, It's Not Anna Nicole .

Will Bunch at Attytood: Breaking news: Young woman meets sudden, tragic death;
This is not a special report.
...You may think that we're crazy here, to devote all our attention to the story of just one woman.
...If a woman's death ever deserved wall-to-wall coverage, it was this one.


And, in NBC News' Daily Nightly blog, anchor Brian Williams comments too on the coverage of Smith's death and the contrast with Parcell's: About last night...
Some of my colleagues thought it was the lead story. Others did not. I did not. Others pointed to the drop-everything, wall-to-wall live coverage all day on all three cable networks. To that argument I responded that I worked in cable for several years. I know cable. Cable is a friend of mine. We are not cable.

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