Idols have been in the news lately. Naturally there is “American Idol,” which on the positive side helped my kids to appreciate some of the old standards written eons ago by ancient artifacts like Billy Joel and Cher. If the show had been called “American Talent Show,” it would have been harmless. But the underside of “American Idol” reveals a dangerous cult of celebrity that has turned into a national obsession. “American Idol” is less about the joy of singing than the allure of a record contract.
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