I am a common man. My sources of information are the daily news, the hoardings and the biz. What I get to read, feel and percieve is what they write, and needn't be what is, or what should be. Which is why I am writing this.
What I get to read everyday is nothing more than plain "controversy". So, there are a hell lotta' things happening in and around the world I live. However, the ones who feel the brunt of the media aren't the Joe and Jill somebodies. Only when you are popular, rich or when the media can make some money outta' using your name, do you make it into the media, the Page 3.
So, this article doesn't, in any way mean that media is all about making money. But media is about making money too. What you get is written by people and not by machines. Which is why we should treat news with caution and discretion.
Simple example: Britney Spears makes it to the headlines, and your friendly neighbourhood pickpocket doesn't. Not unless he's committed quite a few crimes and has got away with 'em. Who cares a damn what happens to any celebrity, when It is definitely more practical and meaningful to know about your own locality. I think that newspapers ought to realize this and print more "meaningful, practical and useful" material than "stuff that sells".