I was reading the paper and came across a story about Kim somebody who recently became engaged to her boyfriend who plays for the New Jersey Nets basketball team. I know this because this story was posted right next to the story I wanted to read, "Obama addresses British Parliament." Yes, on this particular morning an editor of a major market news source woke up and decided that foreign policy and floozy wedding announcements were equally important.
I've lived long enough to know and accept that the world is obsessed with celebrity. Contrary to what today's youth may think, this Kim what's her name isn't the first celebrity, and she won't be the last. I just question if it deserves to be given equal weight to international news. Heck, I remember when Ol' Blue Eyes got in hot water with the FBI, and when Marilyn and DiMaggio called it quits after less than a year of marriage. I get it. We love gossip and dirt. But give me a break! I don't care that some starlet is going back to rehab after acting like a spoiled child.
Ok you news professionals, keep the tabloid fodder off the page with the real news. Better yet, keep it for reading in the checkout lines! Because while there isn't necessarily a time, there is a place to read about who threw a tantrum on the set of the latest blockbuster wanna be. It's none of my business if you opt out of reading about the shifting political and economic landscape to learn why poor Jennifer will never find love, but it becomes my business when it's in the Business Section.
That's my two cents, what's yours?
The Old Curmudgeon