Why is Anna Nicole Smith's death such big news?
I mean, how many more people died in Darfur today?
Well, that's not entirely fair. But Anna Nicole Smith was a minor celebrity who's chief claim to fame was being unashamed about marrying for money. Why is this a major news event? Rather than the Lt. Ehren Watada trial, or the Scooter Libby trial, or the latest global warming report?
What exactly am I missing here?
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.