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David Pakman - Massive methane leak in California is not news

David Pakman - Massive methane leak in California is not news

(4:09) A massive ongoing methane leak in Porter Ranch, California, discovered in October 2015, has displaced thousands of residents. It is the biggest catastrophe since BP's Deep Horizon leak in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. So why does this not get wall-to-wall coverage on mainstream media? More...

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Guest: Star (1533 days ago)
Latest comment: That's a smart answer to a difilcuft question.
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Latest comment: That's a smart answer to a difilcuft question.
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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (1732 days ago)

Seriously? You don't know why the mainstream media isn't covering that? Then you obviously don't know how the mainstream media works. It is a business just like any other. They have customers just like other businesses. They get advertisement revenue that increases based upon how many people view their show. So the main goal of the media, if they plan on making money, is to show things that they think their viewers would be interested in seeing.

Today, you hear about terrorism/ISIS, Mass shootings, Black Lives matter, cop shootings, presidental campaigns, the weather, New Years events, what is happening to the Kardashians, the Cosby arrest, stock market issues, how much movies made on their opening weekend, and other trivial things.

The media doesn't think their viewers care about some things and they risk losing viewers if they spend too much time on boring topics.

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Seriously? You don't know why the mainstream media isn't covering that? Then you obviously don't know how the mainstream media works. It is a business just like any other. They have customers just like other businesses. They get advertisement revenue that increases based upon how many people view their show. So the main goal of the media, if they plan on making money, is to show things that they think their viewers would be interested in seeing.

Today, you hear about terrorism/ISIS, Mass shootings, Black Lives matter, cop shootings, presidental campaigns, the weather, New Years events, what is happening to the Kardashians, the Cosby arrest, stock market issues, how much movies made on their opening weekend, and other trivial things.

The media doesn't think their viewers care about some things and they risk losing viewers if they spend too much time on boring topics.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1731 days ago)

All the more reason to mistrust mainstream media.

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All the more reason to mistrust mainstream media.

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (1731 days ago)

I think we finally agree on something. The media does have an agenda and there is no law that states they must give equal time to all types of news or all candidates.

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I think we finally agree on something. The media does have an agenda and there is no law that states they must give equal time to all types of news or all candidates.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1731 days ago)

I think the purpose of mainstream media is to educate as well as entertain. Do you think there should be "rules/regulations&q uot; to try to ensure that mainsteam media is well-balanced and accurate?

In the UK, the BBC is funded by a licence fee that every TV owner pays, whether or not they watch BBC. This is likely to change soon.

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I think the purpose of mainstream media is to educate as well as entertain. Do you think there should be "rules/regulations&q uot; to try to ensure that mainsteam media is well-balanced and accurate?

In the UK, the BBC is funded by a licence fee that every TV owner pays, whether or not they watch BBC. This is likely to change soon.

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