FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
It's been pretty much impossible to avoid news coverage of the death of Michael Jackson since Thursday afternoon... Cable TV, network news prime-time specials, the tabloids, special edition newspapers, the blogs, you name it....
And, as is often the case with these celebrity stories, it seems like there won't be an end any time soon. This one may be especially lengthy, because of new questions that keep popping up every day - including how Jackson actually died.
The family has asked for a second autopsy and they are "quite clearly troubled" about the circumstances surrounding the singer's death. An autopsy performed by a county medical examiner was inconclusive. It could take another four-to-six weeks to get the results of toxicology tests.
Jackson's doctor's role in all this was immediately questioned, although his lawyer insists he didn't inject Jackson with painkillers.
The story will also drag on due to questions surrounding what happens to Jackson's three children; his mother has been granted temporary guardianship of the kids. But, there's a hearing set for early August for permanent guardianship and you can expect that to be a circus.
Not to mention the worldwide media attention that will be focused on a possible global memorial service as well as Jackson's funeral. Big story… but the coverage is even bigger.
Here’s my question to you: How much Michael Jackson coverage is too much?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Jack, It was over for me when they had Jackson's father mumbling about his new recording company on BET last night. Pity the poor children. The lawsuits will begin to fly! He was the family meal ticket. They will all be vultures with lawyers.
Please stop the nonsense and take old Joe off the air! Let MJ rest in peace.
You are forgetting that you live the news. Many of us are busy with our everyday lives and grab the news when we can get it. When your viewers start tuning out, that's when you've had too much coverage. So for now, please continue your broad and professional coverage.
This is big news. It won’t last forever. Please let us mourn.
Enough already! If this guy didn't have the fame and fortune, and was your next-door neighbor, you and your kids would be terrified. It just shows that fame allows you to be weird.
Ken from Colorado writes:
Jack, Great topic. Not only the Michael Jackson story, but the many topics that are beat to death day after day. I have a son in Iraq, like many other parents. Others have children in Afghanistan. While coping with the daily story, we are lucky to get 15 minutes of information about our children and what they are coping with, in the protection of our country. This is just shameful!
John from Houston writes:
Mr. Cafferty, I am watching you because of CNN's coverage the passing of Michael Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a musical icon, philanthropist and humanitarian. The world loves him and we are collectively mourning his passing. If you are not interested, please feel free to take vacation and turn your television off!