Jacko was a zero, not a cultural hero

I am fed up with all the coverage the Advocate and everyone else are giving this so-called king.

Re. the front-page story in the July 8 Advocate concerning the death of Michael Jackson, headlined Farewell to the king:

I am fed up with all the coverage the Advocate and everyone else are giving this so-called king.

He is not a king; not even Elvis Presley. There is only one king, and that is God.

Our men and ladies are fighting in Afghanistan and getting killed.

What little coverage the Advocate gives these precious soldiers fighting and getting killed!

I do not care what province you are from, they are Canadians and fighting for us all. The Advocate should be ashamed not to put them on the front page.

There are Canadian soldiers like the one that got killed in a chopper crash. What did you do?

You put that story in your paper on Page A2 of the July 7 Advocate.

What is the matter with you? I do believe our soldiers are more important than Michael Jackson.

I am fed up that the people of Canada do not give a little more respect for our soldiers.

My dad served over 25 years. All my four brothers served — two in the Korean war, the other two in Germany.

My cousin served in Korea, and I served too.

What is your problem with putting these soldiers on the front page of your newspaper?

Some of them died for us.

So it’s about time we show more that we care about these ladies and men. Give them the front page of the newspaper.

Jean Durocher

Blackfalds

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