Monday, November 05, 2007

Something Rotten

The headline at the top of my Gmail Inbox just a moment ago:

Yahoo! News: Entertainment News - Oprah wept at learning of school assault (AP) - 3 hours ago

Why is this entertainment? Shouldn't a school assault be regular news, or at least filed under outrage? The ironies of the American cult of celebrity astonish me.

1 responses:

Kevin M. Keating said...

Not quite as disturbing, but still interesting is the fact that Oprah crying qualifies as news of any sort.

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