Seriously, we have entered a period where dumbed down entertainment crap about 20 year old singers smoking pot, drinking, and drag racing is more important than an interview about the president's half-hearted speech about cutting back on domestic spying on American citizens. No, cable news has sunk to a new low which isn't good.
Ron Burgundy fictitiously pioneered this concept in Anchorman 2 by dumbing down the news when he went live to a low-speed police chase in Milwaukee, as Ron speculated that the man could be tall, skinny, high on drugs, and a career criminal. Instead, it was a senile old man. (Yes, I know it's fiction, but Anchorman 2 mocked how news had started to shift from real news to fluff news in the 1980s).
As for Beiber. I could care less what a 20 year kid with millions of dollars does with his life. It doesn't impact me (except for it caused me to write this post). The kid has talent, as evidenced by his brilliant performance on "Between Two Ferns" with Zach Galifinakais:
Before we know it, MSNBC, will start airing the Real Housewives shows or something Khardashians in their quest to gain ground in the ratings to Fox News. Until then, we're going to be relegated to breaking celebrity news stories, which obviously appeal much more to audiences than the ongoing story of how far domestic spying has come and how much further it will be going.