...on most days now, there is only one story in town. Editors no longer think high or low; just big.
This is the way things are now: live broadcasting can wait for nothing – not even death. In the 50 years that Michael Jackson lived, the rules of journalism have gone from wait-and-see to show-and-wait.
Journalism was once grandly said to be the first draft of history. We've now moved to a world in which gossip is the first draft of journalism.
"Chronicle of a Death Oversold"