NBC's Today show spent nearly 20 minutes Tuesday morning discussing Princess Kate's recently announced pregnancy, including a report from London by a hastily dispatched reporter, before it even brought up the fiscal cliff.
The gamble on what morning-TV watchers are really interested in probably paid off. Not even Wall Street seems terribly concerned with the early gambits being made by Republicans and Democrats to avoid the looming economic calamity they manufactured to foster bipartisanship.
"It is curious that so many investors think the chances of going over the 'fiscal cliff' are so low," the Wall Street Journal's Justin Lahart said Tuesday. "It is even stranger that they don't seem to be doing anything to protect themselves in case they are wrong."