Friday, August 3, 2007

Poll: Too Much Celeb Scandal Coverage

New York Times: NEW YORK (AP)
Celebrities behaving badly? If you don't care, you have company.

The vast majority of Americans believe there is too much news coverage of celebrity scandals, and most blame the media for the attention paid to the stars' trials and tribulations, a new survey has found.

Nearly nine out of 10 adults said celebrity scandals receive ''too much'' news coverage, according to a national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. Only 2 percent said the subject receives ''too little'' coverage, and 8 percent said scandals get the ''right amount'' of press.

The survey also found that 54 percent of those who say celebrity news coverage is excessive blame news organizations. Around one-third of those surveyed found the public at fault for paying attention and 12 percent said the public and the media both are to blame.

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