Not that CNN’s bent toward sensationalism is news, but…. Check out this little procession.
Front page. OMG. Boehner objected to something Obama did! And Obama capitulated!
It seems obvious that on many levels of major media there is a determination to sensationalize—to pointlessly sensationalize—everything that possibly can be. Maybe it’s because they’re subscribing to a philosophy of link bait; maybe it’s partially shaded with a ‘**bright shiny thing** don’t pay any attention to the dude starving in the corner’ agenda. Either way, the result is to cater to the lowest denominator while accepting or encouraging that it forces the rest of us down to that same level.