I was not aware that we already know what killed Whitney Houston. Last I heard, the family asked the coroner to wait another 24 hours at least before 'possibly' releasing that information. The drug angle is as yet, unsubstantiated.
As Linda pointed out, FOX news made a big deal out of it. FOX NEWS; they chose to make it important. We didn't ask them to do so. Most of us know there's a big difference between a soldier or police officer givng his life for us and a talented person who squanders their gift and dies early because of lifestyle choices. But we did not cease to celebrate Christmas all these years the soldiers were in Iraq & Afghanistan. We went on with our lives and our merriment, as well as, taking time out to pray for their safety and soon return. So I don't see any problem with the press telling us about the death of a perhaps over-rated celebrity. They never miss an opportunity to cash in on and make a circus out of a family's personal sorrow. As for the public's reaction, well, they worship celebrities, and that's unlikely to ever change.
Man left to his own ways will usually play the fool. I'm glad we are not given up on because of that. "But for the grace of God, there goes me..."
While I am saddened by this death, I really don't care how she died. What does bother me is the massive wailing and gnashing of teeth, in the media, over this person that has not done anything for society.
I know of very little she has done but throw away all that she had going for her.
Well, I guess you could say that her big accomplishment in life is to be a really great bad example.
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