I hope that headline gets the Times’ attention.
Anyone who’s interested in the Great Gray Lady’s failure to report the Nazi genocide should check out Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper, an exemplary history by Laurel Leff (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
As for the Times on Fukushima, note first that the paper’s coverage has been intermittent, slight and mostly buried, in articles that talk around the global consequences of this international disaster; then note David Ropeik’s sedative op ed—”Fear vs. Radiation: The Mismatch” —which ran on Oct. 21, claiming that “the radiation from Fukushima has been relatively harmless.”
It isn’t just the Times, of course, since Fukushima has been largely blacked out by the corporate press in general (although CBS News has done more than the Times).
So what’s the deal? Why the silence? It’s as if the mayor in Jaws were now in charge of our free press…
1) 28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima :: link ::
2) Fukushima Ho Hum :: link ::
3) Fuel Removal From Fukushima’s Reactor 4 Threatens ‘Apocalyptic’ Scenario :: link ::