I am very angry
Just seen the front page of the printed edition of tomorrow's Sunday Telegraph, courtesy of Politics Home.
If you needed proof that the cult of celebrity is out of hand, look no further than this. A big photo of the Gately funeral. Whilst I have sympathy for the grief of his family and friends, let us not forget, he was a member, one member, in a manufactured boy band, who apart from Boyzone had a somewhat chequered solo career, including leaving a touring production of Godspell after getting risible reviews and poor ticket sales. In fity years time he will be forgotten. Not so, those who gave their lives in the service of our country.
When every paper in this country shows the coffins of our fallen soldiers, and names each one, in large type, then I might believe that some semblance of sanity has returned. but for now, we have to put up with this travesty of societal integrity.
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Sunday, October 18, 2009