This Is Part of the Problem

Tormented first by hiccups, now by media

A fifteen year old girl started hiccuping four weeks ago and hasn't stopped. This is, somehow, news. And the media is going after her like a bunch of pitbulls.

What in the name of sanity is the news story here? Who cares? I know I don't care at all.

The bigger story is the freaking over-reaction by the news agencies to "get the story". ABC called her house 57 times on Sunday and slipped notes under her hotel door.

All of this is over a girl with the hiccups.

I don't get it and I'm pretty sure I don't want to get it. The media needs a big, fat timeout to get its sense of reality back in place.