Tag: Whitney Houston

If it bleeds it leads

I learned the media credo, “If it bleeds it leads,” more than 30 years ago as a reporter/anchor at an all-news radio station in Miami. I was co-anchoring one day with a veteran radio guy when a plane crashed in Miami. The wire services kept updating the number of deaths and as the death toll increased, my co-anchor kept gleefully… Read more →

The death of privacy

Whitney Houston. Amy Winehouse. Michael Jackson. Xanax. Alcohol. Propofol. Valley of the Dolls. This is what we remember about these famous singers – their causes of death. And it’s not entirely our fault that we suddenly link these talented artists with the substances that killed them. It’s all over the papers, on Twitter, Facebook and countless other social media websites.… Read more →