Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Public taste

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public", said H. L. Mencken. He wouldn't be surprised to see this summary of today's most popular stories on stuff.co.nz.Notice I didn't use the term "news"; even by a generous measure there are only a couple of news stories in the list. The rest are entertainment related publicity releases, shock-horror disasters, and weird human interest. I hope the people whose clicks created this list don't vote.

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