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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2008, 09:27:15 pm »
Today, I am glad that I don't watch TV news.  Heath deserves more respect.

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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2008, 09:31:29 pm »
I saw those pictures too...  :( It was all so flat.. Just nasty!

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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2008, 10:19:00 pm »
Gasp!  This is just awful.  So sad.
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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2008, 11:11:28 pm »
CNN's Anderson Cooper is reporting on Heath right now.  They just showed his parents and sister being interviewed.  They were all wearing dark glasses and were on the verge of tears.  They reported that Michelle is on her way to New York from LA.  :'(
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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2008, 11:13:43 pm »
And, so, I landed on Fox for a bit.   >:(  I never watch Fox, but they happened to be doing a rather long story on Heath.  So, I watched.  And, now I regret it.  They showed footage, at least two times, of Heath's body being taken into the medical examiner's van.  I will never be able to get that image out of my head now.  Ever.

I'm totally and completely shocked and appalled that the medical examiner's weren't more discreet.  I mean, he was covered up... but it was still awfully, awfully graphic and way, way too accessible to TV cameras.

That's just awful.  >:(
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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2008, 11:14:53 pm »
Heath's life is making news all over the world!

As he did as actor in the BM movie!

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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2008, 11:16:48 pm »
CNN's Anderson Cooper is reporting on Heath right now.  They just showed his parents and sister being interviewed.  They were all wearing dark glasses and were on the verge of tears.  They reported that Michelle is on her way to New York from LA.  :'(

thank you for that little bit of info. I am a bit nervous to turn on the tv, but I have been wondering very much about his family.
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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2008, 11:23:39 pm »
CNN's Anderson Cooper is reporting on Heath right now.  They just showed his parents and sister being interviewed.  They were all wearing dark glasses and were on the verge of tears.  They reported that Michelle is on her way to New York from LA.  :'(


I was just watching a bit of Cooper as well.  He's giving this story a lot of time.  Which is good.  And, I think Cooper is often quite good as far as cable news anchors go.  But, geez... he keeps showing that horrible image of Heath's body too (just like Fox did earlier). 
 >:( :'(

I really can't take that anymore. 

Poor, poor Heath.  He deserves much better then that type of spectacle.

So, I think I'm turning the TV off for the night.

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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2008, 11:57:48 pm »
I just lost a lot of respect for Anderson Cooper just hearing that he even showed that once, let alone more than once.

No matter how you slice it, the media is rotten.

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Re: Heath Ledger Dead - News Accounts
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2008, 12:24:49 am »
Yeah ednbarby, it's definitely pretty disturbing.  My biggest shock is not with the media in this circumstance (although it's definitely in poor taste for the media to repeatedly show images like that), but with the medical examiner.  It amazes me that that particular moment wasn't handled with more professionalism and with greater care to guard a sensitive image like that from TV cameras.  I mean of course he was covered... but, as far as I'm concerned it was way too graphic to be considered respectful.


Anyway...  :'(

As far as news/media coverage goes... I'm really curious to hear if some of "our" folks will start to make statements.  Like Ang Lee or Proulx or Jake, other BBM people, etc.  I really feel that it would be comforting and meaningful to hear from those folks.  I'm sure they may not be ready to make statements right away.  But, still I'll be interested to hear from them when they're ready.

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