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Social Buzz: Beyonce and Jay-Z's viral video furor

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FILE - This May 5, 2014 file photo shows Jay Z, left, and Beyonce at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)AP2014

Hey, have you heard about Jay-Z and Beyonce’s sister?  Oh, wait, of course you have. It’s being covered like Ali’s “Thrilla in Manila.”

But why? Is it the grainy elevator video capturing them from above? Or maybe it’s that a chick is beating up a guy. Or, how about that people are secretly pleased that the first couple of music has the same family quarrels as the rest of us.  

TMZ pulled off quite a heist by acquiring the video from the swanky New York City Standard Hotel. I watched the video ten times yesterday on one cable news channel in four hours.  (Hey, it’s my job to watch TV!)

And let’s not talk about the social media firestorm that continues to rage over the video snippet that lasts only a few seconds.

On second thought, let’s dive right in:

Lauren Ashburn joined the network in 2013 and currently serves as a Washington-based contributor for FOX News Channel (FNC). On MediaBuzz with Howard Kurtz, Ashburn contributes commentary on the state of the news media shaping current events, their role in politics, cultures, business, and tech. Click here for more information on Lauren Ashburn