Jay Leno made a joke the other night about how the Brittney coverage was breaking into our Anna Nicole coverage–not on tabloid programs, but on supposedly real news desks. And then there was the “big” story on the Today Show about the girl who can’t stop hiccupping. Does anybody really care? Now the Today Show may not be as hard news as the Nightly News, but enough already! Is the war in Iraq over? Did we find a cure for AIDS and end the epidemic in Africa? Unfortunately, no. Instead, we’ve apparently achieved new societal lows in our fascination with celebrities, lack of world interest, escapism and avoidance of what really matters. It disgusts, both as a member of a society and as member of the media / entertainment industry parading this garbage as news.