Does the media have too much time on their hands?

Cheryl Giraud

Charlie Sheen has been everywhere in the media lately.
With all that is going on in the world such as the conflicts in the Middle East, out of control gas prices in the U.S., mortgage meltdowns, deadly earthquakes and floods, there never seems to be a shortage of Hollywood news.
There has been a recent media blitz of celebrity bad-boy Charlie Sheen promulgating his sentiments to whatever type of media outlet will give him a stage to decry his issues.
Whether it’s via television, radio, podcasts, webcasts or Twitter, the fervent media appears to be obsessed with this rambling tsunami.
In Sheen’s effort to garner attention, this also has become a ratings opportunity for the media.
Is the divisive Charlie Sheen getting too much attention from media outlets that might have too much time on their hands?