Latest Media Obsession: Trump’s Health
By Tom Blumer, News Busters
Pausing briefly from the press's never-ending Trump-Russia obsession, both Politico Magazine and USA Today decided earlier this week to focus on the state of President Donald Trump's health.
Nothing tangible appears to have prompted either report. USA Today absurdly issued a "breaking news" alert on the topic.
The driving force behind issuing "breaking news" alerts used to be — and still should be — the need to communicate some dramatic new event or development. The press has taken to using the term to communicate clearly non-urgent items — perhaps never moreso than when USA Today issued its "breaking news" email alert about President Donald Trump's general health and his daily diet and exercise habits: