Apr
28
2011

Everyone Cares About the Royal Wedding

A USA Today headline (4/28/11):

Americans, Here and There, Get Swept Up by the Royal Wedding

Much further down in the piece, evidence of that sweeping feeling:

Polls initially indicated that most Americans were underwhelmed by the royal nuptials, but interest has spiked as the wedding day nears. U.S. media outlets are publishing twice the amount of coverage as the British media, according to a new Nielsen study.

So people don't care about it, but the media care a lot–which is evidence of, well, something.

And more on that:

Jane Seymour, the actress-turned-correspondent for ET, says she hasn't met anyone in London who's apathetic about the wedding.

"This is completely insane," says the British-born Seymour. "I think there's nothing else happening in the world because all the media are here. I find it quite fun."

If all the media are in one place, there must be nothing else happening in the world–that pretty much says it all.

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.