There are only 4 articles on the front page of South China Morning Post this morning. One is essentially a quarter-page photo of a wedding. The groom is famous for being the son of a very rich man, the ex-husband of a daughter of another very rich man, and the boyfriend of numerous celebrities. The bride is a former Miss Hong Kong. The short article in large font emphasized the price of the groom’s mansion and the cost of the wedding, which was said to be "sweet and moving."
The title of another article “Recession keeps HK golfers playing at home” says it all. I wonder how the editors of the newspaper decided that these are the most noteworthy news of the day.
Most of the “major” newspapers in Hong Kong seem to focus on either the rich and famous, or the infamous - murders, suicides, scams, depravities, ...
When criticized, newspapers often claim they simply print what their readers want to read. If that is the case, what does it say about us HongKongers? I really would like to believe we are better than that.