posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 02:07 AM
The Fukushima disaster is mostly out of the news not because of a cover-up (though there certainly was an attempt) but because it is old news. Every
time there is an update it does make it out into the mass media. It was in the news each time they raised the radiation output levels... when they
declared a full meltdown... again when they declared a melt-through... and each time the radiation meters jumped to deadly levels inside the
buildings... and when they increased the evacuation area size... and when they let some people back in to grab what they can... and when they enforced
the evacuation area again after that... every time something happens I see it on major news outlets... the way that out media works is after the first
week of a major event, nobody cares until there is some sort of update... like when West Coast infant mortality jumped 35% in the weeks after the
initial event... light coverage on the East Coast, a lot more on the West (still rather light, but not non-existent)
They never will have a 24 hour Fukushima Nuclear Event News Channel... sorry. I'm not saying reporting has been excellent or even good... but to say
it has been out of the media completely is pure ignorance and an attempt to re-hype the story.
As far as the other two events, the same story (roughly) applies... They mentioned them, and if something major actually happens it will get more
coverage, then it will "disappear" because most of the people don't really care... anyone that does care and pays attention will see little mentions
in the mainstream and better coverage if you go searching.
ETA: As far as the comments about Dr. Kaku's career, he hasn't written any journal quality papers in a dozen years or so. He has more or less moved
more into pure fantasy and promoting physics and science in general. I don't believe that becoming a celebrity necessarily takes one "out of the
loop" however. I'm fairly sure he still keeps up reading the newest theories and research even if he's no longer writing for that purpose.
edit on 30-6-2011 by TonyBravada because: ETA