posted on Apr, 30 2011 @ 04:06 PM
The average "big news story" lasts about 72 hours in the press, once that time limit has been reached, no matter what additional information or threat
may be presented, the American public completely loses interest.
It's shorter than 72 hours if there is an unexpected booting from American Idol or Dancing with The Stars before then.
It's the same with Haiti. Over a year later, nothing has really been done to help these folks, but even the anniversary barely got a mention in the
US media. The fact that pretty much nothing has been done since the earthquake has been ignored completely. If it wasn't for activists like Sean
Penn, even the small mentions that it gets in the media wouldn't occur.
Don't even get me started on New Orleans since Katrina.
The media simply move on to the "next big story" and the public move right along with them, regardless of whether, as is the case with Fukushima,
there is a major threat still going on.
Oh, look! A wedding !
The attention span of the average American has recently dropped from 45 seconds. Marketing companies are now working on 15 second commercials because
the average American can't focus for longer than that.
edit on 30-4-2011 by babybunnies because: (no reason given)
30-4-2011 by babybunnies because: (no reason given)