Why Aren’t The Media Covering The Massive Protest In North Dakota Stopping A Billion Dollar Oil Pipeline? “If it bleeds, it leads.” That’s an old newspaper truism, illustrating the stark economy of the news business: nobody wants to read about boring legislative actions, but hit them with a juicy murder-suicide and you will almost certainly sell more papers. Which is why it perhaps isn’t so surprising that there has been scant coverage of the standoff between a Native American tribe and a company that is attempting to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline through their ancestral lands that would eventually reach Illinois.… Read the rest
But if you’re waiting for charges to come down on officials at Halliburton or thinking you might see Dick Cheney hauled away on a perp-walk, don’t hold your breath. While the documents reveal the depths of corruption in the global oil industry, the other thing the show is how entrenched in every level of government and business such practices are.