reply to post by paxnatus
I've thought on this a bit and here are a jumble of possible reasons.
-It wasn't dramatic enough. Under 50 deaths, little fire or looting.
-The Gatekeepers believe that their advertising demographic mostly doesn't care about fly over areas such as Middle TN. They may change the
-It happened too slowly, over the weekend. Didn't fit in any tidy spot where they needed disaster news. MM already had the Southern Disaster
headline with the Oil Spill. Monday morning requires cheerful news with urgent agenda setting for the week ahead. With only enough attention span to
push 3 top stories, one has to be the war on terrorism. Or, is it tourism?
-Nashville is not "real" to upwardly mobile, tech savvy, urban, early adopters. They might come and snap a shot on Lower Broad, or peruse
Shopryland, but it is all kind of precious and quaint to be in a 'Red' state. 'The Slocals are so funny with their dumb accents. They probably
don't even believe Obama was born in the States. Oh, look they got flooded. They are probably used to that by now. Anyhow, everyone knows country
music sucks (That's that crap W liked.)'
-TPB could care less, or may even revel in watching gun-totin, tea-baggin, anti-tax nuts get their due.
-It wasn't on Drudge report. Or was it? (Monday does not count, because our goose was cooked by Saturday afternoon. If the calvary had arrived Sunday
evening, I would have been impressed. Monday I expected. Tuesday was too late, and they still didn't come till Wednesday.)
Maybe some more than others, or a combo. What other reasons might there be do y'all think? Actually it occurs to me that ATS has not been very
interested in our little disaster either, The thread created during the flooding was placed in the SCIENCE forum inexplicably, and never featured.
[edit on 7-5-2010 by Leroy]