Guess What? The News Is Overplaying The Anna Nicole Smith Thing

Ken AshfordPopular CultureLeave a Comment

This is a little bit "dog bites man", but still….

From Pew Research:


I find this encouraging.  It shows that the American people are more interested in important topics (like Iraq) than they are the fluff, like dead models and batshit insane astronauts.  It’s just that the news organization are feeding us mindless "infotainment" instead of news.

But here’s what I found interesting.  Who exactly is driving the obsessive interest in Anna Nicole?  I would have thought it would be younger males, seeing as how Anna Nicole was a buxom woman and all that.  Not so.  It’s the women who can’t get enough of the dead-and-now-decomposing bimbo: