Saturday, March 15, 2008

Media Consumer: Pro$titution over Politics

UPDATE 4:56 p.m.: The New York Post and New York Daily News have slightly obscured photos sans top. I cannot imagine their page load traffic.

From The New York Post:"Meanwhile, her MySpace page was among the Web's most viewed yesterday, with 5 million hits in less than 18 hours."


I am sorry to inform you, dear public opinion scholar, that people just do not care about what you care about.

You care about super delegates.

They care about super-sized Kirstie Alley.

You care about the Middle East.

They care about Jessica Simpson's midriff.

So, when you study public opinion, you're just missing the point.

Do your poll. Ask people about Clinton and Obama. Then ask people about Angelina Jolie and Paris Hilton. Where do the opinions rest?

This was never more clear that this week when the head of the executive branch of a large northeastern state was taken down by a penchant for paid intimate services.

I'm being purposefully vague here lest the search engines lead hundreds of degenerates here in search of JPEGs.

Anyway, this young woman is everywhere I look on the Internet. People are fascinated with this woman. Sure, a lot of the interest is prurient. But these readers and viewers have opinions. Yet ask them whether they have opinions about the protests in Tibet.

"What protests?" you will likely hear.

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2 Comments:

Blogger angelini said...

What if you care about all of those things? That is, all but Simpson's midriff.

12:21 PM  
Blogger Samuel D. Bradley said...

Ah. I am forced to resist flippant responses in a public forum.

10:37 AM  

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