06/25/2009 06:58 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael & Farrah: This Is Huge

Brian Williams just bumped Farrah Fawcett for Michael Jackson. Two American icons who meant so much to so many in so many surreal situations during their heyday, dead today; Farrah suffering terribly with cancer, Michael suffering terribly with everything.

Brian Williams was appropriately shocked when he announced on the NBC Evening News that word had just come in of Michael Jackson's death "just as they had prepared a memorial for Farrah Fawcett." And with that, Fawcett's struggle was set aside. She became the follow-up story. For the first time, I really felt for Farrah.

I like Brian Williams, but his sentiment seemed inappropriate even to someone as insensitive to any of this as I am.