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Ted Stevens is Dead and NPR Fans ‘Like’ it


Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican U.S. senator, died in a plane crash in a remote part of Alaska. He was 86. NPR posted said news on their Facebook page and 32 minutes later, 113 people already "liked" the news. Come on, folks! No more respect for the dead?

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  • Rick Mangus

    Nothing but a bunch of nasty mean sprite liberal democrats!

  • tired

    Rick contrary to your belief democrats are not applauding a Fmr Senator Stevens death. The family has my condolences.

  • THEForce

    @emily I dont know if you are familiar with FB. But Ive seen this alot when someone dies and someone gives an update about it on their status. They are not claiming that they "LIKE" the fact that they died. They "like" the post. and even sometimes the same person who "liked" the status will put up a comment that reflects their sympathy and condolences for the person who died. Its kinda weird, yes, but thats Facebook culture. Im sure if you looked at the comments and didnt show just 1/2 of the FB post, you would see that a majority of the people who "liked" the status also wrote something sympathetic on the wall.

  • Fabian

    I agree with THEForce's explanation; nothing to see here. *Like*

  • Native JD

    if he'd stayed in jail he'd be alive today.

  • Ruth W.

    Maybe they like the quality and timeliness of the NPR story.

  • Rick Mangus

    'Native JD', The case was dismissed and he was never in jail, get your facts straight, stupid!