From an article in the LA Times regarding the media coverage of the death of Anna Nicole Smith:
She’d earned her notoriety the old-fashioned way: She took her clothes off for it, then married rich…
This article also had the wonderful paragraph:
Of course, one of the cheapest journalistic tricks going is to get a piece of a mindless, tawdry media frenzy by denouncing it. The writer gets to wallow profitably in whatever gutter has everybody’s attention while still being wry and high-minded. The readers get to join the fun without losing their self-respect. It’s a win-win sort of arrangement for a certain knowing-wink-and-sly-nod wing of the media culture.
Of course, I would never do that here.