This holds true not only for the U.S., as described in A MEDIA SCANDAL A DAY KEEPS THE RATINGS IN PLAY: Media Priorities Assure that Real Crises Will Not Be Covered, but also in Canada.
Since my lunch break is done and I gotta get back to work, I'll make this an open thread.
What kind of Canadian scandals can you think of that are obfuscating the real issues? There's at least a half dozen. I'll get you started with an easy one: the scandal over mishandling of the Afghan detainees takes up the newspaper pages that could be used to expose the fact that we are making war, not building peace in Afghanistan.