1 Million Social Media Followers in 24 Hours for All The Wrong Reasons

For several years now, many have been trumpeting the death of “traditional” media.  But the Charlie Sheening of America and  his  record setting 1 million Twitter followers in 24 hours (now grown to more than 2 million) was created by the news media.   Too bad it’s so tough to find real news like rising oil prices that threaten our economic recovery, political upheaval in Libya, Egypt and other countries, joblessness, a crumbling health care system,  and the fact that we are still at war in Iraq and Afghanistan.