il circo mediatico

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression, il circo mediatico, which means media circus.  A media circus, according to Wikipedia is “…a colloquial metaphor, or idiom, describing a news event where the media coverage is perceived to be out of proportion to the event being covered, such as the number of reporters at the scene, the amount of news media published or broadcast, and the level of media hype.” See the expression used below:

Quando Madonna è venuta a Roma l’altro ieri, ogni canale, giornale e giornalista la aspettavano all’aeroporto.  Il traffico era incredibile ed era proprio un circo mediatico!

When Madonna came to Rome the other day, every TV station, newspaper and jouranlist was waiting for her at the airport.  The traffic was unbelievable, and it was really a media circus!

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