The purpose of the news is to get people to read what you write more than it is to report or inform. And more people want to read and gossip about the hollywood people than they do about Joe Schmoe unless he does something horrific for the most part. I'm not saying that is a good thing but that is where we are at.
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
If you're meaning from the sense as the public has some significant need to know, not at all.
If you're meaning from the sense as the public wants to know, absolutely.
Scandalous things envolving people in the public eye draw ratings and buy rates because the public generally are interested in reading about it, listening to it, talking about it, etc. It generates controversy, and controversy generates cash. Most of the time Joe Schmoe committing a job isn't going to cause much controversy and thus isn't going to get much attention...and thus isn't very "news worthy" as it relates to the public. However replace Joe Schmoe with a public figure and suddenly it does become interesting to the public because there's a semi "personal" feeling the public has as it relates to public officials.
Even though we don't actually KNOW actors or athletes or muscians or what have you, we have a closer familiarity with them (or what is projected to be "them") then we do with a random person in the world.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
If we go by the "whatever the market will bear" doctrine, then it's newsworthy simply because others are will to read/watch it and pay for it. Just because YOU claim to not be interested doesn't make it irrelevant.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
It's a little elitist to hide or try to belittle the vast majority of people's lurid interest in what "the other half" is doing. I don't pay much attention to celebrity, but when someone famous does something asinine it's newsworthy. If the media didn't cover it, we'd be complaining about the media protecting celebrities and not being transparent.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville