News flash! Celebrities sell! (Quite a revelation for the day, huh?) And sometimes, the terrible celebrity news stories beat out real, very relevant news. It makes me laugh and metaphorically cry in the same sitting.
One of my favorite news sources is msn.com, not because of it's articulate quality, but because I find the best examples of what I'm talking about. (Actually, I hate reading the articles on MSN.com because it's a maze to find them. You click on the pretty headliner picture and you get taken to Marie Claire's dating advice, or worse . . . bing!) To illustrate the lop-sided msn-scale-of-importance, I captured this screen shot yesterday:
First of all, political kids are no more news-worthy than my kids or your kids. Second, who cares? Sadly enough, people click on this article, read this article, tell their friends about this article, and read the subsequently-linked wonder wall about this article, and completely miss the one about the cure for HIV. (Claimed, but not yet proven, that is.)
I take a very neutral stance about finding a cure for HIV and AIDS, but I do think even the slightest hint of a cure is more worth reading than another review of Chelsea Clinton's wedding. I appreciate news stations and sites that report on important topics, not Lindsey Lohan's rehab. Maybe I'm just a little old school. Please, MSN, if I'm going to be forced through your site on a daily basis in some way or another, at least give me an article worth my time. (Seriously, please.)