Has there ever been a higher ratio of OpEd's to TV News Coverage for an issue than the oceans? Just search "Oceans Oped" on Google and you will get dozens upon dozens of OpEd's about the dying oceans, but what was the last major national television coverage you saw for either the Pew Oceans Report or U.S. Oceans Commissions Report?
Seriously. The two biggest ocean reports in 30 years, both solidly proclaiming ocean disaster, and neither (as far as I know) has scored a segment on 60 Minutes, Dateline, 20/20, Primetime ... etc. If an issue is important in this country you will see it on these news magazines. You don't see the decline of the oceans being covered on these news magazine. The logical extension is obvious.
Posted by Randy Olson at October 4, 2004 09:41 PM
Doesn't the worldwide decline of the oceans rate a 60 Minutes segment?