I’d never heard of her until three days ago. She’s headline news today after dying following a skiing accident. Now that’s awful and tragic news, no doubt about it. But should it be the leading story? I think not! After a few seconds research on Google, I found out that dozens of people a year die on slopes in the USA alone. Why don’t they get a mention on the news? Because they’re not important?
The good old BBC ran the story as the lead item this morning. They even had a reporter outside the hospital where she died in Manhattan. “What’s the latest from New York, Heather?”. “Well Bill, she’s still dead!”. Come on… do we really need it?