Media frenzy feeds off `The Juice'

In a world where the bizarre has become the norm, I am happy that your paper put the O.J. Simpson chase story on Page 7. The media circus is getting out of hand, and I am tired of this tabloidization of the news. With the excuse that they are giving the public what it wants, journalists manufacture news (Michael Jackson), camp out on the lawns of their victims (Nancy Kerrigan), and chase after the police on national television (Simpson car chase).

Often the media will ignore a story of genuine importance to cover scandal and sex, in search, no doubt, of higher ratings. The public's ``right to know'' has turned into the media's license to indulge what it aptly termed a ``feeding frenzy.'' June Fine, Newton, Mass.

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