The news is comprised of roughly three things: squirrels on skis, disasters, and gossip. All of it is garbage. Squirrels are rats with fuzzy tails. Disasters are short-lived fads. Gossip is, well, gossip.
I haven’t watched or followed the news (in any medium) for several years. Why would I need to? Information that I need to know magically trickles down to me. Somehow.
In the case of Bettie Page, it took a week, and my usual sources all failed me. I had to learn about it from Diesel Sweeties.
The news may be garbage, but it is still embarrassing to learn about it from a comic.