Perfect news storm

The whole Imus/”nappy-headed hos” thing is magnificently unimportant. A radio show host said something insulting and got fired. The reason for the media coverage is not the importance, it’s that it hit a bunch of categories – it’s a race story, an entertainment story, and a sports story all at the same time!
And I thought I was seeing the truest sign of how overblown the news media is making this when the RSS feed for CNN.com lead with a headline about how Imus was going to talk to the Rutgers basketball team he insulted, which pushed down to the second slot the announcement that an actual state governor, someone of real importance, was critically injured in an auto accident.
And then I opened the governor article.
And saw that he was hurt on his way to the Imus/Rutgers meeting.
It’s the same damned story!
Grrr.

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Published in: on April 13, 2007 at 9:58 am  Leave a Comment  

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