This just came into our mailbox:

“SBC Yahoo! DSL subscribers everywhere were glued to their computers Monday afternoon as the Michael Jackson verdict was announced. The Michael Jackson verdict is now the number one live video event to date on the SBC Yahoo! portal and on Yahoo! News, surpassing live video events about the appointment of Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, the guilty verdict in the Scott Peterson trial, Ronald Reagan’s funeral, and Hurricane Charley in Florida. The live video coverage content was provided by content partner ABC News.” (emphasis ours)

No comment from us about the fact that MJ beat out the Pope and a U.S. president.