|Seattle News Bites!
December 3, 2001 Late Edition
Now don't get us wrong, we clearly believe that it's an important story, but come on! does it really deserve 10 or 20 minutes of coverage?
Now some of you might say yes! considering that 49 people were killed during the course of the Green River killings, but 20 years ago doesn't justify our local news' "beating this story to death."
Especially since stories like these listed below got far less attention (say a minute or 2, or no time at all!):
2 attacks outside an open-air mall where roughly 200 kids ranging in age from 14 to 20 were injured, plus several dead! The 3rd when a bus was blown-up killing more, for a total of 28 dead!
And in a suprising move, the Bush Administration has not asked for restraint on the part of the Israelies and has defended Israel's right to defend herself.
And by the way, our local news also glossed over Attorney-General John Ashcroft's announcement regarding the use of Military Tribunals for non-citizens involved in our war against terrorism. And why did we miss it? Because we got an inch or two of snow--big deal!!
Why is this important to you? Because many of the world's largest banks have loans which need to be repaid, and mutual funds have large investments in the company's stock; stock which has plunged to around 26-40 cents!!
This move effects roughly 4 million people and businesses who might loose their internet services. In fact, many people woke-up on Saturday without service.
Why did we gloss over this one? Again, because of our snow. And by the way, Utah and Colorado got around 4 or 5 feet of snow during that time, but that didn't rate coverage either.
What justified so much coverage being devoted to Ridgeway, or our few inches of snow for that matter, when stories like these above happened during the same time?