I read this OP/Ed where the Times editorial scribe and Cubs fan muses and waxes wistfully over what he sees as the over covering of minor, marginal events. He cites Donald Trump eating a taco salad on Cinco de Mayo.
Jerry and his paper have shown restraint. The Presidential race is relegated to page 3 and the gray old lady of Watertown did pass on the two headed calf that mesmerized channel 7 viewers.
Of course with the Internet and 24 hour cable, a lot gets covered and talked about that may not matter. It's more important than ever for consumers to be discriminating as while there are still gatekeepers the barbarians have found ways around the gate.
The good thing about new media is there is a lot of material that's not earth shaking but gets a tip of the a hat. Things as simple as a grip 'n grin or a fire or accident the media can't get to in time.
As for the taco bowl, it offered the chance for media to further a narrative that Mr. Trump is averse to the interests of Hispanic voters.
Such leaping to desired conclusions is something I would join with Jerry in questioning the validity of but for all of this, it seems the genie is out and not inclined to get back in.
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