Friday, August 6, 2010

A Case of the Media Creating the News

Caroline Giuliani, the daughter of the former NYC mayor, was caught shoplifting cosmetics. Minor crimes like that happen all the time. Honest customers must have to pay higher prices to make up for loses to shoplifters. This young lady has plenty of money and could have afforded to pay for the cosmetics.

Since she is the daughter of a former mayor, the news media picked up the story. Rudy Giuliani was always tough on crime and his daughter's indiscretion is an embarrassment to him. Does John Q. Public want to read about this? Will more people buy scandal sheets like the Daily News and Post to read about this. Will TV news ratings increase?

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