I'd say overall the media is ignoring this bout of Paulagate. It just seems par for the course though that NEWS articles now refer to her EXACTLY LIKE WE DO.
I've seen the following phrases in SERIOUS NEWSPAPERS.
"Paula's crazy blather"
"Paula Abdul's stream-of-consciousness ramblings "
"I didn't understand what Paula was saying but there was a point in there somewhere"
And lots of similar language.