I keep hearing from people who say that on Election Day here in the US, CNN actually broke into regular programming to announce Britney Spears is getting divorced. I didn’t see it myself, but I have heard it from several people who are not on drugs, and the websites for all major news sources certainly promoted it as “breaking news”.
On Election Day? “Britney Spears changes her coital habits! And, oh yeah, that Rumsfeld guy steps down and the Democrats take Congress.” It’s so bizarre, I want to make up a conspiracy theory to justify it: maybe Republican Britney agreed to let the press announce her divorce on Election Day in hopes of making Democrats not show up at the polls, as they sit and gnash their teeth in horror as the country’s favorite trailer trash couple disintegrates on live TV coverage. Nah… that’s pretty far-fetched.
The only theory that makes sense is: this is what the lauded free press considers to be our national priorities. And they may be right.