Who Cares? (And, About What?)

Will Bunch
on
the press on the Edwards Affair:

How is it that the Enquirer can assign a team of people to expose a presidential sex scandal, and a big newspaper or TV network can’t? You probably know this, but when it comes to American politics, sex scandals are the ONLY story that the Enquirer and its rivals ever cover. It doesn’t have to worry that it’s ignoring how the candidates would respond to the crisis in Georgia, for example, because it doesn’t care! Traditional news orgs do, however.

Well, kind of.

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.