The announcement late Sunday evening by President Obama that Osama bin Laden had been killed created extraordinary traffic for MSNBC.com, pointing to the emerging role of online video viewing in cable-connected homes.
It seems difficult to believe in the age of all-news cable that television journalism was once informative rather than trivial, noble rather than divisive. But it was---and never more so than in the 1950s.
Reality TV "stars" can never get away from the angel or demon created by the producers. This is a slippery slope and the more lies that are spread will only end in disaster for the star, the show or the network.