Bread and circuses

As I write this, the lead stories on Google News are the machinations of the Shiavo court battles and the teen shooter who may have been a neo-Nazi. And oh yes, more on Michael Jackson acting oddly, as if this is news. Few of the Schiavo stories have any depth or try to understand why this has become such a firestorm. And does yet another mass murderer who kills himself need to be a lead story nationwide? Ditto for the court antics of a faded mentally ill pop star.