In reference to the announcement that two people are deciding to end their marriage: Stop it!
No, I am not telling, or even asking, the Gores not to dissolve their marriage. I am telling, however ineffectual it might be, the news media to stop reporting on it as though it is something to which I need to pay special attention.
Sure, it is sad that they are no longer willing to make their relationship work after 40 years of doing so, but it is also quite sad to see the voracious appetite for the misfortune of others that is seemingly ingrained into mass media culture. This is a story that should be on the last page of a small paper in the town in which they live…maybe.
Maybe when they are done with that they can get back to making inappropriate comments about the President’s 11 year old daughter or guessing what BP will do next. Maybe someone at CNN or Fox News will find a way to create a disaster of their own on which they can report to keep themselves busy and their advertisers happy.