The New York Yankees Are More Harmful To The Commonweal Than Lindsay Lohan

In a brilliant and arch bit of debunkery, Slate’s Jack Shafer rightly pish-poshes Al Gore’s and Thomas Friedman’s handwringing over how news outlets are Britney-izing themselves (and us) away from Important Issues, and points the finger instead at a much more legitimate “threat” to the space and financial resources of a daily news operation:

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