A minor thing, but symbolic of something larger I think.
Today the Google homepage features "Edith Head's 116 Birthday". I'd never heard of her but apparently she's a fashion designer (I searched via Bing to avoid giving Google the satisfaction).
Google used to avoid adorning their page with their pet people and issues, but a lack of self-restraint, so prominent these days, has shown itself over the past few years.
How long before C-Span will lose its aura of non-partisanship and almost preternatural lack of self-indulgence? I assume when Brian Lamb dies.