Who Says the News Media is Moribund?

At 10 AM, September 9 , a Google search reveals 10 related articles regarding Yorba Linda GOP Assemblyman Mike Duvall’s July 8 indiscretions, which were captured on a committee hearing room’s open microphone.

Two and one-half hours later, the same Google search shows 206 related stories. By 2:15 PM, 376. Thirty minutes later, there are 408. Up to 510 at 4:45 PM.

Would that the same level of scrutiny was applied to the hundreds of pieces of legeislation being hurriedly approved by lawmakers this week.


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  1. The real story is the spanking the entire state is getting from this lackluster group. I’m assuming Duvall at least gave his partners a kiss before and after, which is more than Bass and Steinberg are offering Californians when they’re done.

    Comment by Missing the Point — 9.09.2009 @ 12:19 pm

  2. Another anti-gay marriage guy gets caught with his pants down. And gay marriage is somehow a threat to him and his marriage?

    Comment by Andrea — 9.09.2009 @ 12:33 pm

  3. Sacramento’s own version of “Sex, lies and Videotape.”

    Comment by Let It Bleed — 9.09.2009 @ 12:43 pm

  4. Once again the little head has led the big head astray. You can bet that the media is looking for the other woman Sher Shar or whatever her name is so that she can get the same treatment as spanky butt. This takes kissing and telling to a new low.

    Comment by Management Slug — 9.09.2009 @ 1:33 pm

  5. Y\’all are missing the point: news is now viral. Read Seth Godin, get a clue. Daily papers can no longer compete with instant, exponential explosions of \"news.\" Who eventually become the arbiters of what gets said and read remains the challenge. We need Fair Witnesses, a la Heinlein\’s \"Stranger in a Strange Land.\" They didn\’t gossip.

    Comment by Robyn Boyer — 9.10.2009 @ 11:12 am

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