Secret Service scandal eclipses Obama trip
That’s the headline in USAToday. It’s typical of the news coverage of the Secret Service scandal before the President arrived in Colombia.
Let me fix that for you:
Media’s decision to focus on the Secret Service scandal eclipses Obama trip
The eclipse has only to do with how the media have chosen to cover the trip. And with headlines like the one in USAToday, the circle is complete: the media reporting on the media’s coverage as if they were actually reporting an event.