Miley Cyrus a bigger news story than the growing Syrian Conflict

What do Americans really want from news? Well here is some analysis of the attention paid to the Miley Cyrus video music awards performance versus the growing crisis in Syria. The data shows there was 12 times more page views on major news sites for the singer’s saga. The data is American. I wonder if the statistics would be any different in Canada. You can read about it here: http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/09/usa-12-times-more-interested-in-miley-than-syria.html