Since When is a Crying Panda Considered News?

Last Thursday, I linked to an article that discussed how news organizations are devoting more time and space to celebrity gossip, sidelining serious news. Today, the 14th most important story on CNN.com is: “Panda cub cries for mom during exam.”

After clicking on the “story” and watching a 15 second commercial, I get to watch one minute and 10 seconds of, you guessed it, a panda crying. I’ve heard of slow news days, but this is just silly.