This is only a short list of the run of the mill horse manure that I read every time I open up my Internet browser. Is this really the sort of trivia that we as Americans need to know?
I've never been a huge believer in the theory that television is dumbing down the country and that everyone, especially the ones that don't have cable, is perpetually spiralling down a brainless abyss.
Headlines are either about a horrific and tragic event, or about a new ice-cream flavor that is making waves at a local college. If this is what we are used to reading every day, or worse yet are actually reading every one of these Internet only, "front page" headlines, then there is something horribly wrong happening to society collectively. As Barbara Kruger once urged, we are going to be left with the attention spans of kittens. Worse yet, we might stop having attention spans for anything that is actually worthwhile or healthy. George Carlin urged that the owners of this country don't want a population of critical thinkers.
I'd appreciate headlines that affected us directly.