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