January 14th, 2008

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National news: Britney Spears might be in that car

I turned on CNN Headline News today at 1 p.m. PST and was treated to live coverage of a black SUV making its way along Los Angeles freeways. The anchor told me that Britney Spears might be in that SUV and she might be making her way to court for a custody hearing. It's bad enough that Ms. Spears's personal problems are deemed worthy of news coverage, but now even her "maybe news" warrants live national coverage. (Yes, it did turn out that she was in the SUV and she did go to court.)

The anchor did mention at the very end of the half-hour news program, that President Bush is in Saudi Arabia for talks and an arms deal. At least they've got their priorities straight.