Disrespect for One Headliner, Notoriety for Another

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

I was offended by the irresponsible, callous remarks made by Lisa de Moraes in The TV Column ["Let This Jackson Circus Begin," Style, July 7]. How utterly rude and disrespectful can one writer be, comparing Michael Jackson's memorial service to a conventional circus and calling it "the freak show"?

How can The Post allow such disrespect? Not everyone is a Jackson fan, but a memorial service that was painful for his family and friends was not a "freak show."

I am deeply hurt, as are many of my friends who read the column.

-- Sharon Zeidman

Washington

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I read with great sadness the heartfelt July 5 letter by Martha Gillis about her nephew, Lt. Brian Bradshaw, who was killed in Afghanistan on June 25, the same day that Michael Jackson died.

Gillis took The Post to task for allocating an inordinate amount of space to the Jackson story when the quiet lives of true heroes, such as her nephew, often go unnoticed in your pages.


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