Goody – do we really need it?

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The TV news is at it again this morning, no doubt the radio too but I haven’t listened. Jade Goody has died of cancer. This story took up the first 13 minutes of BBC News 24’s bulletin this morning and was mentioned another three times in the next half hour. Why?

Check the stats. About 425 people die from this awful disease EVERY DAY in the UK. Why didn’t the other 424 get a mention on the news? What makes JG special? From what I could make out, she was a fat, gobby, talentless showoff.

I’m sorry, I just don’t understand this ‘celebrity culture’. And I think that those that do understand it should also lend a thought to the other 424 people that died today. Better still, go here and make a donation.

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