but that's what it takes, i think. not necessarily pandering, but playing along. but maybe that is pandering. i don't know.
i'm not sure that the media is as stupid as it's accused of being... i think that it's a big business, and it's figured out how to sell newspapers and magazines and to get high ratings. maybe i'm going off on some sort of weird tangent, but how much commerical success would you consider to be success? and how much gameplaying would you be willing to do in order to get it?