Is Kim Kardashian Our Distraction From Terror?

September 3, 2014 8:56 PM

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Is Kim Kardashian Our Distraction From Terror?

It's no secret that our post 9/11 world can sometimes set our heads spinning with threats of international and domestic terror that seem to continuously ebb and flow. If you're anything like me, concern for your personal safety seems to reach a fever pitch just as you think it's all clear to catch your breathe. With ISIS brutal killings and constant threats; the war in Gaza; Ferguson, Missouri; and Vladimir Putin threatening nukes the way a bully threatens to steal your lunch money on the school playground, it stands to reason that we would all walk around with a low-level chronic functional anxiety. President Obama's outward ambivalence towards such domestic and foreign policy matters is of no comfort.

With all of this "real" news eating our psyches alive, is it any wonder we turn to soft news about Kim Kardashian as a welcome distraction to what ails us? Tabloid media exploded after September 11, 2001, most notably, as US Weekly revamped their format, re-emerging as a juicy celebrity weekly in 20...

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