Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Two Gladiators

With raging debates on Terri Schavio in blogosphere and elsewhere it seems like all point and counterpoint is finally exhausted and not a moment too soon.

She turned into a modern day gladiator with mobs baying at the spectacle of her death. Everyone wanted a piece of the precious little that remained of her. A few days later media went into a tizzy over the Pope's death. It was a relief when the news turned official ending up to the minute speculation.

Always a big fan of the NYT op-ed, I found my sentiments on this wholly bizarre drama echoed perfectly by Frank Rich's column. Obviously we the people have a morbid fascination for death, the more public the better, media merely reflects zeitgeist.

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