Are Sex, VP Speculation and Snow More Newsworthy Than Social Security Insolvency? rap raises the question, “On a day (April 23, 2012) in which a major report on the solvency of Social Security and Medicare was released and the debt crisis in Europe escalated, what news norms dictated the amount of attention given by ABC, NBC and CBS network evening news to the Secret Service sex scandal, speculation about prospective Republican vice presidential nominees and snow in Pennsylvania?”