Friday, June 08, 2007
What Is Wrong With People?
All morning on CNN and KTLA and Fox News and especially TMZ.com they've been covering the ongoing silliness of Paris Hilton early release from prison and subsequent order back to court today. TMZ.com has been posting blog updates every few minutes.
Coverage? Under the guise of calling this a story about preferential treatment of the rich and famous and a travesty of the U.S. Justice system, they've given themselves an excuse to have no less than 6 news helicopters circling in the sky...and hundreds of reporters and paparazzi gathered at her house and the courthouse.
Once newsman just stated: "This has all spawned from a pseudo 'celebrity' being charged with a misdemeanor offence...who cares?" There was a short pause, then he said: "I guess we do."
Do we? Do we really? Or is it really just about what the networks and newspapers choose to deem 'news' and the rest of us either have to accept it, or turn it off.