There are wars, conflict, discoveries, and changes every day all over the world, and all we seem to be focusing on, is which celebrity couple is breaking up, and who’s life is falling apart. Every week there seems to be a new story of Justin Bieber doing something irresponsible, before that it was Lindsay Lohan, and Britney Spears. The list goes on and on. It seems as if that type of “news” is taking precedence over the stories, and it is keeping the public from being informed.
When I log on to CNN.Com to read the news, I do not want to see the latest from Justin’s deposition for one of his many court issues right now, I want to see what is going on in Russia, and with the missing plane. I do not think that any celebrity gossip should be on the front page of any credible news source. The public is beginning to focus too heavily on celebrities, and it has gotten out of hand. Society is sitting around judging others for their public behavior, when many of us have problems of our own that are similar if not worse. People are too invested in the lives of people they don’t even know, and are going through great lengths to exploit them. Fans now use twitter to send death threats to the girlfriends of popular boy band members, and I find that completely unacceptable. The internet is filled with knowledge, but is being clouded by celebrity drama.
There is a time and place, if you want to read about Robin Thicke’s break up with his wife, go to a website like E! News or PerezHilton.Com, but world news sources such as Fox, ABC, or CNN, should not be reporting gossip on the front page of their website. As news sources, they should be maintaining their creditability, and making sure Americans have the ability to be informed on todays many world issues.