Michael Jackson’s death last Thursday dominated nearly every single media outlet in the U.S. This non-stop coverage irritated people who wanted to hear news about two ongoing wars involving American troops, unrest in Iran or any other topic. Did the media overdo it? Or did Iraqis care about Michael Jackson, too? Joining The Takeaway is Don Gomez, an Iraq War Veteran and Spokesperson for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
"To capture our attention, they'd start moonwalking in front of us just to make us look at them. It was kind of a goofy thing to see, but it's Michael Jackson."
— Iraq veteran Don Gomez on Michael Jackson's influence in the Middle East