|They were happy together... right?|
For a society that loves to gawk at human misery, it should be surprising that every media outlet across the nation prioritized the royal wedding over hundreds of tornado related deaths. Thousands of families across the South have been uprooted and destroyed but America would rather watch the most privileged family in the world celebrate themselves.
One of my favorite journalism professors used to say that the news is a hybrid of what people need to know and what they want to know. The royal circus of the past few weeks goes to show how unbalanced those two factors are.
A friend at NPR commented that “if only we reported on everything as much as this damn wedding, corruption would have become nonexistent 30 years ago.”
For those of you reading this who actually woke up at before dawn to celebrate diluted imperialism, I ask you this: When was the last time you woke up at 5am to do anything to improve the world around you? If you’ve got a good answer please comment because my faith in the news consuming public is at an all time low.
Note: The editorial staff at andrewbruss.com is fully aware that the divorce of Prince Charles and Lady Di statistically dispositions Kate and William’s marriage to failure.