Thursday, January 31, 2008

Is history repeating itself

I was running late this morning, so I happened to be pouring my coffee at 5AM, instead of already being on the road, when the early news came on TV. MBH likes to alternate between the and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton channels.

Right out of the box, ABC affiliate WPVI/6 reported 's latest hospital event. This is what is called a headline? The next story, oddly enough, was about a Philly-bound airliner making an emergency landing due to a smoke condition.

Of the two stories, which do think local residents would care more about?

When an ambulance has a patient in their wagon, and cannot roll out because of the crushing of photographers, have we gone too far in celebrity coverage? Whether Ms. Spears had a legitimate ailment or other medical condition, who do these yahoo's with Nikons think they are to stand in the way of the EMT driver taking her to a hospital?

Are the media hoping for another crash-and-burn involving Britney, one so horrific it ends her life (and, perhaps, others)? For years, people wrung their hands saying the paparazzi killed Princess Diana; could we be seeing it happen again?

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