Saturday, March 14, 2009
The customers are revolting
This New York Times "political memo" remarks on the abundance of reporting of trivia about White House personalities. Apparently the newsworthiness of the trivia comes because "a lot of Web sites, bloggers and Twitterers have deemed these developments so", even though nearly all but two examples cited come from actual established media enterprises. The examples cited also cover the period when most of the media, as correctly pointed out by various National Review types, were ignoring the Charles Freeman "Lobby" imbroglio. New York Times and Washington Post readers only found out about the affair when it concluded, but blog readers had known about as it unfolded. It does make one wonder whether the prime audience for the people writing the trivia stories is themselves.