I just saw this on CNN.com. Stephen King’s views are pretty close to those I voiced earlier in The Unholy Trinity
King said that Time Magazine should have chosen Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan for their person of the year.
The news media, he observed, is being overwhelmed by entertainment gossip. “[I told ‘Nightline,’] ‘You guys are just covering — what do they call it — the scream of the peacock, and you’re missing the whole fox hunt.’ Like waterboarding [or] where all the money went that we poured into Iraq. It just seems to disappear.
“And yet you get this coverage of who’s gonna get custody of Britney’s kids? … You’ve got these things going on … that could affect all of us, and instead, you see a lot of this back-fence gossip.”