As I wandered out of a store past the newspaper stand, two front page headline ‘view grabbers’ as I call them, caught my eye.
One ‘grabber’, a banner, boldly stated, ” How I beat depression“. At that moment, I could think of many possibilities for beating it, the main one being, don’t buy newspapers, and especially, not that one. If I was feeling down or seriously depressed, would I want to read a newspaper?
Under a rather nice smiling picture of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, in another daily rag, a headline ran…”Diana, secret lover to marry”. The story, such as it might have been, (I did not seek it out) was to be found somewhere on the inside pages. I snorted with disgust and went out of the store, into the wet night.
The media will stoop to anything, by encouraging, even appealing to, voyeuristic tendencies,to try to sell its footage.