Originally Posted by Aidan
A plane crash where the captain intentionally flew low so the passengers could sightsee and then hit something would absolutely receive the same coverage, and would not be "far more tragic".
This event is getting the media coverage it deserves.
Correct and correct. "Tragic" is properly measured in many ways, of which the body count is only one. In the present case, there is the ongoing threat of an environmental catastrophe, which is a legitimate continuing story.
I pay close attention to the news, and I can go for weeks without hearing a word about Mexico, one way or the other--if you exclude the immigration issue.