National Media - Journalists, Or Entertainers?
Yellow journalism: Weak-kneed reporters and the problem of celebrity
By Doug Schmitz
Oct 7, 2005
In the world of print and television news, celebrity has proven to be a potent aphrodisiac as well as a strong elixir that many media elites have succumbed to at the expense of quality news delivery. When so-called reporters – usually the ones with the bloated paychecks – are mentioned or even “star” in cameo roles on top-rated sitcoms and in movies, they have blurred the lines between objective news reportage and the lure of fame – especially given that the Hollywood Left hates President Bush with a passion.