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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mixed Feelings

It has been said many times, many ways, that television news is a combination of things you want to know, and things you need to know.

Amy Winehouse died Saturday.  27 years old.  She was a talented, Grammy award winning singer, who fought the demons of drugs and alcohol for the past few years.  She was all over the tabloids and the internet.  It was like watching a train wreck, excepted it lasted years rather than seconds.

General John Shalikashvili also died Saturday.  He was the Polish immigrant who rose to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff under President Clinton.  The man had a chest filled with medals and ribbons.  Clinton called Shalikashvili a "soldier statesman"  He was supreme NATO commander under the first President Bush.

Guess which one got more ink and air time over the weekend.

I'm not happy about it, either.