Not long after Buckingham Palace confirmed there would be a royal wedding next year of Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton, the news networks went in to high gear with Royal coverage.
The three network morning shows lead with the news in their cold opens; all three dubbing it “breaking news.” CBS tells us that Erica Hill is getting on a flight (Tuesday night) for London where she will anchor a split version of “The Early Show” (Wednesday). “Today” show’s Natalie Morales and “Good Morning America”‘s Bianna Golodryga are also heading over (Tuesday night) and will be in place for their shows (Wednesday) morning.
Let's see: the networks didn't bother to aggressively cover the run-up to the Iraq War or the financial meltdown and they routinely present cheap human interest stories and infotainment as hard news. But--FUCKIN'-A!--give 'em a wedding featuring a filthy-rich inbred British tribe and it's ALL HANDS ON DECK!
And that's the way it is, huh?