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I almost said that if someone actual important died the same day as a celebrity or sports "hero" the second would take priority...

Well, I was right... I'm watching the Spanish news and some Spanish soccer player died the same day as Fransisco Umbral, I've never heard the soccer player's name before and STILL he was the first and most important news they had!

I don't want to take away the tragedy of their deaths, but WHAT THE HELL? I didn't read Umbral's work, but he was a very important writer in Spain, and the soccer player was from the Seville team, which isn't famous to start with...

Sigh.... I just now that if someone find the cure for cancer, AIDS AND world hunger, if Paris Hilton sneezes the day that person died you know what would be the main story.... ¬_¬

Yes, the soccer player is more tragic and therefore, newsworthy, because he was young, but still.... It feels so wrong..
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From:frustratedpilot
Date:August 29th, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
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I bet there are more futbol fans than book readers in the world, sad to say. The chiefs of the media are always looking for the bigger audience. Brutal logic, but that's how they work.

I'm sure if there had been a famous Hollywood movie made from a work of Umbral's, it might have brought more attention. *looks over the AP obit for Umbral* ...Sounds like he was your nation's equal to Art Buchwald (who died earlier this year) or Clive James or Andy Rooney. Nope, Hollywood would NOT have come calling...unless they wanted to STEAL an idea (like Eddie Murphy allegedly did from Buchwald).
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From:frustratedpilot
Date:August 29th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
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I hope I didn't offend you with the likely fallacious thought that because you are in Spain you necessarily are Spanish. Silly of me.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:August 29th, 2007 08:19 am (UTC)
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I don't know the other names, but I can't tell he was not the Spanish Andy Rooney and certainly hope there is NOT a Spanish Andy Rooney!

And yes, I'm Spanish, I was born in Canada, but both my parents are Spanish.
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From:sirive
Date:August 29th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I feel sorry for anybody that'll die the same day as me. I plan on being such a news hog that day.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:August 29th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
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I can see it now: "Ive died fighting a laser wielding shark, a viking dinosaur and 50 zombie ninjas from space. Oh yeah, and someone cured cancer, but forget about that! DUDE! LASER WIELDING SHARKS!" :P
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