Here’s an idea whose time has come: The Guardian, the U. K. newspaper, is letting online readers opt-out of coverage of Kate Middleton’s giving birth to the royal baby. If only American newspaper readers and television viewers were treated as mercifully . . .
Here’s an excerpt from PR Daily about The Guardian’s move:
The U.K. version of the newspaper’s website has a button in the top-right corner that asks readers whether they’re “republican” or “royalist.” If a user chooses the former, he or she gets a Guardian home page devoid of royal-baby news. A huge front-page story about Prince William and Princess Kate’s child is replaced with stories about fake paintings and Comic-Con International.