Samir on Jacko

Samir on Jacko: While I never say “never” (at least, I try never to), I am really hoping to never again link to anything related even remotely to this topic, however, for those of you who come to this weblog to track Samir Husni quotes, here’s one from today’s USA Today in a story about how the media is (are) bumping world affairs to cover news of the weird:

University of Mississippi journalism professor Samir Husni agrees. “We have become a celebrity-driven society. Their misery is our delight.”

I’m feel sure Mr. Magazine used the word schadenfreude, but the McReporter translated it for the USA Today reader.

  • Hudge

    >how the media is (are) bumping world affairs to cover news of the weird:

    Much the same could be said for the Scott Peterson trial, or Paris Hilton’s cavorting (too bad it wasn’t IN the Paris Hilton), or the endlessly fascinating high/low-speed cop chases. It’s like Mom always said about having dessert first – you won’t want to eat your dinner. But a couple hours later, you’re hungry again so you raid the cookie jar.