THE PHILLIES ARE IN THE World Series and nothing else matters in the world, according to the local news media, that is. Newspapers have been packed with baseball news. The top half of every newscast is dedicated to game related stuff.
Is that a problem? It's not like there is an election for a new district attorney coming up, or potential troop escalation in Afghanistan, or a public health care debate, right?
World Series info draws readers and viewers, and people do care. But do the media need to play to the emotions of their audience?
The image above is from 6ABC on the evening that the New York Post ran a cover shot featuring Shane Victorino in a cheerleader's skirt (right). 6ABC retaliated by putting Derek Jeter in a Hawaiian-style skirt.
Is this just good fun or is it a waste of journalistic resources?
6 months ago