Why is it that the MSM and especially the cable news shows have given us every sordid detail of the cases of Scott Peterson, Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart, and Robert Blake, but seem singularly uninterested in Terri Schiavo? Is it because Terri Schiavo just isn't glamorous?
A woman is about to be deliberately starved to death over the horrified objections of her parents, simply because her legal husband, who has long ago abandoned her for another woman with whom he's had a couple of children, wants her dead, as does the judge in the case. The legal and cultural implications of Ms Schiavo's plight are immeasurably more significant than those of the stories receiving all the media notoriety and scrutiny, but she is neither rich, famous, nor attractive and so the media can't be bothered to do any real reporting on her awful circumstances.
It's much more important to the television news "journalists" that we see video every ten minutes of Jacko showing up in court in his pajamas and that we check out the ensemble Martha is sporting as she leaves her prison gig behind. What incredibly shallow people they must be who put together the stuff that America watches every night. Do they really take their work and themselves seriously?
Marshall McLuhan noted some forty years ago that television was a vast wasteland. He should see it today.