No, it's because of this: on a newsday that could easily have been dominated by wall-to-wall coverage of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and the crowd of genetic backwater fuckheaded morons who call themselves a "culture" and who are, in fact similar to something one could grow in a petri dish, Paris Hilton is the trending news item getting all the hits. And why? Just for being Paris Hilton.
She got stopped in Vegas, tooling around with her latest dick attached to money, because weed smoke was coming out of the windows of the Escalade they were in. Wait, it gets better. When she whipped out her lip balm - because her lips were chapped; we've all seen the video - a baggie of coke fell out of her purse in front of the assembled lawmen. She was arrested, handcuffed to a table for awhile, printed and booked, and like a character in a soap opera, turned loose to go home and watch Family Guy - possibly the worst punishment of the evening.
So this is what we know about America: Paris Hilton( who's famous for nothing) gets arrested and attention for being herself, and is still more interesting to Americans than Sarah Palin (who's famous for almost nothing) and Glenn Beck (who's infamous and ADHD enough to think that's cool) being themselves in front of a huge crowd of shithooks. What does this mean for America? It means I could give two-fifths of a fuck about the vast, overwhelming majority of people I see. On the other hand, I finally know what Paris Hilton is for.
Glad that's settled.