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The Facebook Obituary of American Media

August 29, 2012

Dear Facebook:

A Hoaxster on your social network recently generated 327,000 likes on a Facebook page that centered on the supposed demise of Bill Cosby. I was wondering if you could ask this social media prankster to establish another obituary page announcing the death of American Media.

While the Bill Cosby death page provided nothing more than “entertainment” for those who read it (unless you are Bill Cosby or his family, of course), an obituary hoax on American media would serve a true purpose. It would put the sensational-hungry, misinformed, grandstanding and biased media pundits on notice–be they the right wing nut jobs from FOX News who still insist President Obama is not a citizen or the “We won’t cover anything that does not fit our liberal agenda” loudmouths of MSNBC. Celebrate their end on a Facebook page and let’s see what the responses would be. 

Maybe this would finally send a message that we miss the days when the media’s one and only purpose was to feed us information – not hit us over the head until we adopt their point of view or become forced to look to E! Television for our news.  Oh, and while he is at it: could the hoaxster also please post the obituary pages for every talk show host who thinks a microphone and a time slot gives him/her/them the right to demand that those who disagree with their politics or opinions should be shunned by the world or perhaps killed by a monster hurricane?

Thank you,

A fed up liberal who still manages to talk to her conservative friends (not the ultra fanatic, religious zealot conservatives, but the ones whose GOP was more about political issues and less about being picked for the Rapture) without the need for a weapon or police intervention.

Donna Cavanagh

Donna Cavanagh is founder of (HO) and the partner publishing company, HumorOutcasts Press which now includes the labels Shorehouse Books and Corner Office Books ( As "den mother" to the more than 100 aspiring and accomplished writers, producers, comics and authors, Cavanagh's goal is to allow creativity to flow. She is a former journalist who made an unscheduled stop into humor more than 20 years ago. Her syndicated columns helped her gain a national audience when her work landed in the pages of First Magazine and USA Today. She teaches the how-to lessons of humor and publishing at conferences and workshops throughout the country including The Philadelphia Writers' Conference and Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. The author of four humor books, Cavanagh hopes her latest book, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans, will encourage writers not only to embrace their humor talents but show them off as well.

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2 Responses to The Facebook Obituary of American Media

  1. August 30, 2012 at 4:48 am

    You know, you’re going to have to set up that Facebook now page don’t you? 🙂

    • August 30, 2012 at 9:33 am

      I am thinking about it Bill. Also, I forgot to voice my disgust with ESPN too. If there were ever a “news”organization with their ethics in the toilet it is them.

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