Are the American news media overplaying the infanticipation in Britain’s House of Windsor?


With a nod to the late Chicago cafe columnist Irv Kupcinet for my use of “infanticipation” as a term for excitement over a forthcoming birth, I have to raise a question about the Yankee media’s excessive coverage of the imminent arrival of a new member of the British royal family.

The morning shows on the TV networks are all atwitter, for example, at NEWS that Princess Kate (above) is now in labor.

Is this really the most important news of the day?

UPDATE: It says HERE that the Web site of the Guardian, a British newspaper, has a button available for readers who don’t want to see coverage of the royal baby.



  1. Steverino

    Monarchy mania is more like it.

  2. Brian Opsahl

    Somebody should ask what Sarah Palin thinks….I could use a good laugh today…?

  3. Most of the people living today will not see this newborn ascend to the throne. More than half of us will never see his father, Prince William ascend to the throne. Think about that for awhile.

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