Monday, June 11, 2007

Always a Place For It

Indeed. The problem isn't that there's celebrity coverage, or gossip news, or even that sometimes there's political gossip. The problem is when celebrity news becomes the news, and when political gossip becomes the model for political journalism.

There's nothing wrong with a 24 hour cable news network devoting some of its time to covering celebrity/gossip news and there's nothing wrong with devoting a bit of extra time to it when there's "big" gossip going on. The problem is when these things break free of their little compartments and take over the entire network.