This morning in New York City, Boy George (80's "Culture Club" singer) began his five day community service for some civil infraction. If you actually care about the details, take a look at the article. It seems the purpose of the media attention to this "non-event" is of course to humiliate Boy George. However, it has had the opposite affect on me. I think it humiliates our media to a far greater degree:
The image is so bizarre to see a crowd of reporters, stacked several people deep, with dozens of cameras pointed a man sweeping a street in an orange vest. If only all community service contributors were provided such attention, I suppose we'd see an increase in DUIs across the country. At any rate, I find this sort of "empty" news to be a waste of a front page headline, when there are so many more important things the world should be informed about. (It was the feature story on Yahoo, news). How embarrassing.