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'?
news.yahoo.com


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
eonline.com


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

REEL WOMEN: WHY DO PEOPLE HATE ANNE HATHAWAY2 by Britt Hayes
screencrush.com


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
hollywoodlife.com


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
rollingstone.com


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
nymag.com


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
live.huffingtonpost.com


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
theguardian.com


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
cbc.ca, moviepilot.com


What's Behind the Jennifer Lawrence Backlash? A Conversation.
slate.com


2014: The media start rhetorically asking why everyone hates an actress that only the media hate.

Are We About To Start Hatha- Hating Jennifer Lawrence? Posted: 03/26/2014 10:49 am EDT I Updated: 03/27/2014 12:01 pm EDT
huffingtonpost.com


2014: Old sweetheart is arbitrarily compared to new sweetheart.

In Which I Prove That Lupita Nyong'o Is Better Than Jennifer Lawrence
crushable.com


2014: "Everyone loves America's sweetheart, Lupita Nyong'o," says news.

Lupita Nyong'o Was Everyone's Oscar Princess! The 15 Moments That Crowned Her Hollywood Royalty!
perezhilton.com


2014: Lupita Nyong'o is doomed.

AMERICA'S NEW SWEETHEART: THE IMPORTANCE OF LUPITA NYONG'O 03 MAR 2014 L POSTED BY JELANL BROOKS
masetv.com.previewdns.com


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
egotastic.com


2008:

Amanda Bynes Dates Who? 12/05/2008 911 AM ET Flled under Leve Line Amanda Bynes Ls 1 81 LL
perezhilton.com


2009:

home people people tags The 27 Sexiest Pictures of Amanda Bynes
ranker.com


2010:

Amanda Bynes Strips Down For Maxim (PHOTOS) First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET JUpdated: 05/25/11 04:10 PM ET
huffingtonpost.com


2012/2013: Her public meltdown begins. The media think it's a trip.

Inside Amanda Bynes' Career-Ending Meltdown:' Don't Love Acting Anymore' 5.00 Aa POT 10/11/2012 by Denellae
hollywoodreporter.com


3 Headlines That Prove the News Cycle Is an Infinite Loop
entertainmentwise.com


Amanda Bynes released from jail after being arrested for throwing bong out of NYC apartment window, faces possible probation violation Troubled actres
nydailynews.com


NEWS/ The Suicide Note of Amanda Bynes' Bong by Soup Staff Fri..May.24,213
eonline.com


2013: Everyone realizes that it's not that great to make fun of people with psychiatric problems.

Amanda Bynes Admits To An Eating Disorder & Slams Media (Again)! 4/05/2013 9:18 AM ET l Filed under Sad Sad Amanda Bynes Twitter Health
perezhilton.com


Amanda Bynes' public meltdown says more about us than her What does it show about society when we commodify a pretty female celebrity's meltdown? We c
theguardian.com


Amanda Bynes formally diagnosed with 2 mental disorders, move explained by mom See also Celebrity News Amanda Bynes Schizophrenia Bipolar Disorder
examiner.com


Amanda Bynes winning battle against mental illness
mercurynews.com


2014: Amanda Bynes gets better. The media resume the arduous task of headline-humping the crap out of her.

3 Headlines That Prove the News Cycle Is an Infinite Loop
hollywoodtake.com


Amanda Bynes Kicks Off Spring Break By Posting Bikini Photos Aorll 7,2014
abcnews.go.com


Banksy's Graffiti Gets Graffitied

2003: Unnamed "graffiti artist" breaks the law by imposing himself on "real art."

3 Headlines That Prove the News Cycle Is an Infinite Loop
theguardian.com


2004:

E-MTait this to A friend Printable version Guerrilla artist in statue stunt By Ian Youngs Africa BBC News Online entertainment staff
news.bbc.co.uk


2005:

'Hang-and-Run' Artist Strikes NYC Museums by MICHELE NORRIS March 24, 2005 12:00 AM ET
npr.org


2005:

News World Israel news Spray can prankster tackles Israel's security barrier Sam Jones The Guardian. Friday 5 August 2005 07.25 EDT
theguardian.com


2006:

REMOVAL GRAFFITI HOTLINE: 0800 3 aots.co.uk
artofthestate.co.uk


2007: Banksy finally gets a name in the media, but is seen as a nuisance by the government.

Rail workers paint over Banksy art The graffiti showed a monkey preparing to blow up a bunch of bananas
standard.co.uk


2008: The media fall in love with Banksy, whose "pranks" turn into "murals."

Council paints over street artist Banksy's graffiti murals - worth a fortune!
dailymail.co.uk


2009:

Page last updated at 19:57 GMT, Thursday, 18 June 2009 20:57 UK E-mail this to friend A Printable version 'Faked' Banksy art trio charged
news.bbc.co.uk


2011:

3 Headlines That Prove the News Cycle Is an Infinite Loop
news.fitzrovia.org.uk


2013:

Park City police looking for whoever vandalized Banksy art
sltrib.com


2013:

Judge Spares Street Artist From Jail Because He Might Be 'The Next Banksy'
huffingtonpost.com


2013:

Canterbury Museum announces summer exhibition BANKSY
canterburymuseum.com


2013:

Walmart.com Sells Counterfeit Prints Of Banksy's 'Destroy Capitalism'
huffingtonpost.com


2014:

Banksy vandalism: building manager 'disgusted and saddened' Police are searching for the perpetrators, reward offered for information
parkrecord.com


2014: Unnamed "graffiti artist" breaks the law by imposing himself on "real art."

The Artist Who Vandalized Two Banksy Pieces in Los Angeles Could Face Up to 5 Years in Prison
complex.com


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