The Onion nails it yet again.
So, as managing editor of CNN.com, I want our readers to know this:
All you are to us, and all you will ever be to us, are eyeballs. The
more eyeballs on our content, the more cash we can ask for. Period.
And if we're able to get more eyeballs, that means I've done my job,
which gets me congratulations from my bosses, which encourages me to
put up even more stupid bullshit on the homepage.