Early results: Britney beats Huckabee!
On a day when voters in New Hampshire are going to the polls to decide the fate of our nation, the Associated Press issues a memo to editorial staff on the most pressing issue of the day: Britney Spears.
Now and for the foreseeable future, virtually everything involving Britney is a big deal. That doesn't mean every rumor makes it on the wire. But it does mean that we want to pay attention to what others are reporting and seek to confirm those stories that WE feel warrant the wire. And when we determine that we'll write something, we must expedite it.
Hat tip: Romenesko