Just when one thought the nation's newsrooms couldn't sink any lower they demonstrated anew their ability to disseminate pap not justified by any news judgement based on rational thought, critical thinking, or intellectual insights.
For the better part of the past two days significant occurrences that deserved public attention were given short shrift or ignored altogether as an obscure athlete -- one that I never had heard of and whose name I already have forgotten -- was made an instant (though temporary) celebrity by the media for having publicly proclaimed that he is a pervert. Of course the nation's opportunistic politicians joined the press in adulating the narcissistic exhibitionist deviant.
But really, who gives a damn about any stranger's sex life and preferences? Such things are better left private, as they used to be. Personally, I'm with Queen Victoria for reputedly having said (in response to homosexual conduct being described to her) that she didn't care what they did so long as they didn't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
Meanwhile, however, the press continued and still continues to ignore such minor hallmarks of American life -- to mention just two -- as:
* The murder trial of a Philadelphia abortion doctor who is accused of gruesomely murdering at least one woman and a bunch of babies, as well as
* The continuing lies and coverup by our government about how and why it abandoned its ambassador to Libya and a several other of our heroic countrymen to die in a terrorist attack in Benghazi.
One has to wonder about the moral and intellectual squalor of the nation's newsrooms, and by whom and how news judgments and decisions are being made there.