Tiger Woods has made the headlines on pretty much every respectable news outlet for crashing his car and cheating on his wife.
While the stories do involve one of the world’s greatest athletes should it really be headline news? Yes, he had a nasty scrape, and yes, he messed around with several women who weren’t his wife, but in the scheme of things, it isn’t particularly important, or particularly interesting.
In the age of blogs, facebook, twitter and myspace, gossip spreads around the world like wild fire. Stories that involve celebrities or well known athletes tend to spread faster, and in the media world, this equals more money.
While I understand the need for news organizations to make money, incessant stories about a hapless celebrities love lives is pretty cynical and desperate.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.