Maybe it's general laziness. Maybe it's some profound cultural tunnel vision brought on by the click-drunk Internet. In any case, it's screamingly obvious that the media have an amazing ability to completely forget the shit they reported just a few years earlier.

Don't believe us? Take a look at three recent news cycles that, when you step back for a moment and dig through the headlines, draw to mind the classic quote, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," which we're pretty sure was coined by Jesse Ventura.

The News Loves to Cannibalize America's Sweetheart

2011: "Everyone loves America's sweetheart, Anne Hathaway," says news.

Anne Hathaway: From America's Sweetheart to Hollywood 'It Girl'?

2012: Anne Hathaway takes a tight-outfit, people-beating role that everyone loves.

NEWS/ Anne Hathaway Kicks Major Butt in New Dark Knight Rises TV Spot

2012: The media start rhetorically asking why everyone hates an actress that only the media hate.


2012: Jennifer Lawrence takes on a tight-outfit, people-beating role that everyone loves.

'Hunger Games' 5-Star Review: Jennifer Lawrence Kicks Butt As Katniss Everdeen Tue. March 20, 2012 1:25pm EDT by Bonnie Fuller Q 11 Comments

2012: "Everyone loves America's sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence," says news.

Jennifer Lawrence: America's Kick-Ass Sweetheart How the 'Hunger Games' star became the coolest chick in Hollywood

2013: Old sweetheart is arbitrarily compared to new sweetheart.

2/26/13 at 3:09 PM 503 Why Do Women Hate Anne Hathaway But Love Jennifer Lawrence)? BY ANN FRIEDMAN

2013: The word "backlash" gets bandied around.

The Backlash Against Anne Hathaway f share tweet g+1 embed email Anne Hathaway's recent success unleashed a torrent of animosity. What can this backla

2013: Jennifer Lawrence's life is not terrible.

Jennifer Lawrence: how Hollywood fell in love with this perfectly imperfect star Some may have feigned shock at Jennifer Lawrence's best actress Oscar

2014: The word "backlash" gets bandied around.

Oscars 2014: Did Jennifer Lawrence stage her red carpet fall? by Lauren O'Neil Posted: March 2. 2014 11:18 PM Last Updated: March 2. 2014 11:26 PM Cat,

Amanda Bynes Is Sexy and/or Has Mental Issues and/or Has Sexy Mental Issues

2005: Amanda Bynes turns 18. The media begin the arduous task of headline-humping the crap out of her.

Amanda Bynes Bikini Times By phil April 11. 2005 4:33 AM g+1 0 U8

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