Re: The media story that wasn't. What has become of the news?
I watch the news quite often, and I saw mention of it on the scroll along the bottom of the screen, but in all honesty, I have a much larger issue with news reporting (if that's what you want to call it) as a whole.
CNN, MSNBC, Fox... All of them. I swear, it's almost like I'm watching The Daily Show or The Colbert Report, except it's not funny, and these people are actually supposed to be reporting the news. Not bashing candidates or inviting the most unsuspecting guests onto their show or just doing everything else you're not supposed as a reporter. As much as I like certain personalities on all of the aforementioned channels, they are all terrible people who dig and dig and get off topic and make their shows so animated for the sake of ratings.
And yes, of course, there's a huge element of reporting whatever's popular and whatever the people want to see. When Syria was a hot issue, there were reporters on the ground. Now the violence is worse then ever, and the only thing on the news is the RNC and DNC and tropical storms. I understand the necessity for heavy coverage on big things like that, but there is little to no coverage on anything else, especially things that are actually really big issues on the world and national arena.