More News Lunacy

In case you haven’t logged on to a news site, read a newspaper, heard the latest gossip from your co-students/workers, or have otherwise been living in a cave for the past week, I’m sure that you’ve heard about Britney Spears’ 16-year-old sister, Jamie Lynn; she’s pregnant.

I have little more to say than this: the media has no business making a huge, world-shaking story out of this. It’s absolutely ridiculous.

This girl is a BABY! She’s barely old enough to drive. Yet the media treats her as the story of the month. Ever heard of the Christmas season, AP? The only reason the media is making such a big deal out of this is because she’s Britney Spears’ sister. Is that Jamie Lynn’s fault?

There are somewhere near 800,000 teenage pregnancies per year in the United States. The media chose to take Jamie Lynn, who is likely devastated by this news, and place her under a microscope for the entire world to read about.

The media is disgusting, and they’ll do anything to find a story. I’m not sure what’s more repulsive; the media’s shameless pursuit of a story, regardless of whose life is destroyed, or the general public’s willingness to read the stories.

She’s still a child, and she’s being massacred. There’s just something wrong with the entire thing.

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