I confess I have no idea why non-news makes the news , and it's not just because it's still silly season that some slapper spat on UK TV show Big Brother is news even here in NZ. Slappers sell, it seems. If you want to know why the Big Brother spat is the biggest news in the UK, for goodness' sake, and even contaminating our own news, then Liberty Scott has the links and the lowdown. If you can be bothered.
UPDATE 1: Bernard Darnton observes the irony that "Sadly, far more people are interested in Big Brother the TV show than in Big Brother the all-seeing state that punishes thought-crime." And he also finds the most sensible of common-sense comments on the brouhaha from the unlikeliest of commentators, David Cameron, who observes of the hordes of Britich complainants complaining to the regulator, “There’s a great regulator called the off button and I think we should use it.” Amen.
UPDATE 2: That's a gratuitous picture of Shilpa Shetty there, just so you can try and work out why the slapper might just be jealous. Any idea?
LINK: The rise and fall of Jade Goody - Liberty Scott
'East Angular' momentum - Section 14 (Bernard Darnton)