We joke about the missing white women coverage, etc..., but I think it's time to take this a little more seriously. Suddenly we're finding the same trivial stories (yes, a missing woman is important and possibly tragic to her family and friends and community, but it is not a national 24/7 story) being pushed to death across the board on all the cable channels. Even the supposedly more serious shows are covering this crap nonstop.
Let's take Aaron Brown. According to CNN, Monday was Jacko. Tuesday was Jacko. Wednesday was Schiavo, California Earthquake and Aruba.
Brown used to take himself more seriously. He was a bit smug and full of himself, but you did get the sense that he genuinely cared about presenting the news that mattered.