Jackson Media Coverage Laughable Say Family of Fallen Soldier
A soldier who was killed on the same day that Michael Jackson died was laid to rest yesterday in Kent, WA. His funeral was attended by about 2400 people. 1st Lt Brian Bradshaw was laid to rest with full military honours.
His aunt, Martha Gillis, who is upset with all the media coverage for Michael Jackson, wrote the Washington Post. "Where was the coverage of my nephew or the other soldiers who died last week.
Gills nephew died when and improvised explosive device hit detonated near his vehilce. 1st Lt Bradshaw was a member of the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Regiment based in Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Bradshaw's mother said that the wall to wall coverage of Michael Jackson has become totally ridiculous and laughable.
In an interview she said there are boys dieing in Afghanistan daily. Where is the coverage for that.
Media Analysts confirm that Michael Jackson in the last two weeks received three times the coverage of Iraq, where U.S. troops pulled out of the cities into Base Camps or Afghanistan, where Operation Kanjar, Strike of the Sword was undertaken. The U.S. House of Representatives also passed The Cap and Trade Bill with very little coverage.
"Mr. Jackson received days of wall-to-wall coverage in the media," Martha Gillis wrote to the Washington Post. "Where was the coverage of my nephew or the other soldiers who died that week?"
Gillis' nephew, Lt. Brian Bradshaw, 24, died in Kheyl, Afganistan, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Bradshaw, of Steilacoom, Wash., was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division in Fort Richardson, Alaska. He was one of at least 13 U.S. soldiers to die in Afghanistan since Jackson's death on June 25.
Bradshaw's mother, Mary, said she agreed with Gillis, saying the nonstop coverage of Jackson's death has become "totally ridiculous" and laughable.