Yes, Ranty Friday this week is about Simon Cowell’s baby. Not ranting AT the baby you understand, I feel sorry for the poor embryo. I am not even ranting at Simon Cowell or the young lady who is carrying said child. Though I suspect Mr Silverman, married to said lady might have had a few choice words to say.
No I am ranting at the media’s obsession with this story. “Woman gets pregnant” is hardly news. Nor is it really news worthy the fact she is married to somebody else, mildly interesting, maybe. In the mildly interesting way that you get to flick through a magazine at the dentist.
The column inches devoted to this story is just madness. MADNESS. I know I shouldn’t look at the Daily Fail but I can’t help myself. The picture above is headline. According to them, there is no other world news. There is nothing more note worthy than this story. A baby dying at the hands of his mother and stepfather, a man convicted of hideous crimes involving imprisonment and rape, Syria…. nope. All relegated. Relegated to further down the page to make sure that this story gets maximum exposure.
And as for the side bar of shame. We have no less than six separate stories. Six. On one day.
Seriously? Other than people like me who can use this as ranty blog fodder does anybody else actually care?
Have I missed something?
Is this the second coming? Is Cowell really more than a music mogul but actually a deity who has produced a new God?
No, I didn’t think so