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I'd go with a yes.
his was comparatively about right. but general media death coverage is well OTT.
so probably not.
that doesn't mean there needs to be 24/7 rolling coverage though
1) Song and dance competitions where whoever makes everybody cry the most with their emotional outpouring after doing a turn on the karaoke machine whereby they dedicate a middle-of-the-road version of 'Angels' to their dead nan's dead dog wins, and
2) A bunch of cabbages who you wouldn't even recognise if they were serving you in Tesco's eating kangaroo arseholes
3) Philip Schofield and/or the blonde with the big tits discussing said performer's performance of 'Angels' dedicated to their dead nan's dead dog, followed by an in-depth analysis of the money shot of someone who used to be on Big Brother getting a face-load of cockroaches
I'd say nowhere near enough coverage, to be frank.
other news stories are going to all-but-disappear for a while. And I can understand why that pisses people off a bit, particularly when the most destructive storm Britain has seen in a generation gets sidelined in favour of the same regurgitated Mandela stuff we just saw only five minutes ago. That’s the reductive nature of modern TV news though, unfortunately. But I do think Mandela’s death should be observed in TV documentaries and whatnot. He meant a lot to a lot of people, and they should reflect that. It should subside after his funeral though.
Mrs Brown's Boys is shit and it doesn't matter that you missed the end.
here to give apartheid a kick up the arse
global figure and universally respected. The amount of coverage was to be expected, especially on 24 hour news channels that loop any bullshit and describe the most dullest news as "breaking". Mandela's death last Thursday seemed covered well on terrestrial TV after which it got "transferred" to the news channels for endless interviews and opinions which is all expected and fair enough seeing that he was an excellent bloke that changed a hell of a lot.
news channels loop the most ludicrous stories hyping their importance. Just to clarify I'm not referring this to Mandela's death where for once the looping and blanket coverage was and is justified.
I had no idea.
"I need a fucking night off. Maybe I'll see when Amy Winehouse is next doing a gig nearby. I'll just have a look at her website here and..."
I sort of stare dumbly at people who really have that much of an issue with it. What the fuck does it matter? Even if BBC2 one day does three weeks of Prince Philips Hilarious Gaffes when he dies, how can that be anything amounting to annoying with so many channels?
Surely in a world where we have 500 odd tv channels, you just switch over if it's getting repetitive or OTT?
what if you want to watch the news?
I don't have internet access
Isn't that like a huge part of the Mandela story?