Media World: Jon and Kate's 15 minutes of fame is over


Last night, I joined the throngs of humanity watching the marriage of Jon and Kate Gosselin implode, and I felt ashamed.

The stars of TLC's "Jon and Kate Plus 8" confirmed the tabloid speculation that they were separating. I could care less whether Jon had an affair or Kate had an affair. Watching the marriage of these ordinary people (she was a nurse and he worked in IT) had a pornographic quality about it. I felt like I was gawking at a car wreck at the side of the road. No, it was more like overhearing a private conversation that was none of my business.

Originally published