Friday, April 21

Ba(i)tdance: News Orgs Remember Dead Prince With Purple Flood of Cheap Clicks

CNN gives whole new meaning to stealing the pennies off the eyes of a dead man
Controversy? Sign o' the Times? Thieves in the Temple? Is there any better way to honor a deceased icon on the one-year anniversary of his death than with a bunch of cheap content concocted for the sole purpose of making you click? Or if you're Morris Day, is there any better time to make people remember you your beloved friend? Prince died a year ago today and every "news" organization is swooping in to take advantage commemorate his life and career—CNN, NBC, Fox, The New York Times, NPR, Variety, Billboard, People, the AP, The Guardian, TMZ and on and on and on. No actual news here, mind you. It all pretty much boils down to: Prince Is Still Dead, But We All Remember How Great He Was, So Here's An Easy Opportunity to Drive Web Traffic and Sell Shit. Something tells me that somewhere, Prince is laughing his ass off. Some of the best worst piss-on-your-grave headlines: