Deggans on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday morning
While you're kicking back with french toast or a cup of coffee Sunday, feel free to click over to CNN around 11:30 a.m. or so to see me appear with host Howie Kurtz on the media analysis show Reliable Sources.
The topic du jour: Are media outlets spending too much time covering the Conrad Murray manslaughter trial?
As I've said earlier in this space, the coverage is mostly about filling a niche. Cable TV channels focused on tabloid topics are dipping into the coverage of the guy accused of killing he king of Pop like folks bellying up to a buffet filled with gooey snacks.
Revelations about the last moments of Michael Jackson's death -- and allegations about the behavior of the physician accussed of killing him -- are the easiest target for 24/7 platform in serious need of attention-getting topics.
But I'm sure there's others who can argue for the newsworthiness of the coverage.
Feel free to offer any suggestionshere on what you think I should say...