Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Priorities? Questionable Media Attention
Just a short post to marvel at the media attention span these days. I grumbled while in Europe about how much of CNN International's and CNBC's time was dedicated to Iran, but, at least that was the most significant issue and complex enough that it could use some attention. As far as I can tell, the US media skimmed over the tragic Metro accident and is now obsessed with the South Carolina governor with the Argentinian mistress. Just that her name is Maria should be a boon for anyone borrowing the music from West Side Story. And this is a strange tale. But this much coverage? At least it pushed Jon and Kate off the screen for the moment.