The news report should have been ‘A well-known pop singer, ‘XXXXX’ has died: and then, well; move on.
But the BBC, during their flagship Today news programme, have given over a good three-quarters-hour or more into a simpering adoration of one of their heroes. It is, of course, completely understandable. Bowie was after all, someone who ticked virtually all the Beeb’s boxes:-
- Bi-sexual, homosexual; whatever!
- Drug user
- Anti-establishment (Tory Establishment)
- Ignoring his flirtations and admiration for Nazi Germany
- Pop singer and sometimes actor
I suppose it will eventually be mentioned at some Beeb-committee that the time spent eulogising their supreme idol was just a smidgen over the top, but it will never, ever, seep into the collective consciousness of the Leftard/Liberal/Socialist sympathisers which abound within the Beeb, that it was just a man that died; and not the vision of the Second Coming!