Have any over you ever wondered why we think Celebrity news is "sensational"? Or why we value the personal life of a stranger more than news about the world we live in and how it affects us?
I personally believe that this trend of sensationalism started during the Cold War.
During that time there was very little happening in the world...it was a quiet time. A time when newspapers and magazines needed SOMETHING to fill their empty pages, and since the entertainment industry was blossoming, thats what they chose to cover.
Talk shows began covering Elvis Presley's new style of music and even then there were still very few celebrities so the more information they could grab about these celebrities the more space they could fill in their publications.
The people were fed celebrity news, and kids growing up in that time became accustomed to it and were taught that Celebrities lives are our news.
Thus today those kids read these magazines which makes its way into their kids worlds too, and we are stuck in the pop culture that we are in right now.
That's what I think, what are your opinions?