Why is Puerto Rico never in the news?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Good Question ~ and that applies to many other places that aren't covered in the news.

    Instead we hear about John Edwards' mistress ad naseum or a sordid sex crime or horrid criminal act that is specific to a particular situation and usually not a threat to society in general.

    We then lose the opportunity to hear news and stories of interest or news that would really matter like new medical research (and there is a lot out there!) because of the time taken up by the stories that mostly don't effect most of us and are often inappropriate for all audiences.

    It seems networks are convinced the public wants the junk stories and will tune into and then watch the sponsors who advertise on that news show. Then we're left with many uneducated Americans who don't know where Puerto Rico or Iceland is and just fill their brains with mostly useless info that also causes anxiety and fear.

    But I've said many times for years that the time is ripe for a news show that covers the world in a fair and interesting way and avoids junk stories.

    John Edwards using campaign money for personal use was likely a crime but not front page news. And his personal affair outside his marriage is definitely not news nor any of our business.

    All the time and reporting spent on stories like that is really a poor reflection on American media.

    Source(s): Journalism background
  • 9 years ago

    Which news?

    1. Local news?

    * Puerto Rico is allways at local news in Puerto Rico.

    2. USA national news?

    * Ussually News networks like CNN, ABC, etc. receive a huge amount of news to select and Puerto Rico news are deemed important just a local level so they are not selected to be aired, unless they got a significant angle that the desicion makers at the news program finds relevant to their public. For example:

    * US President visiting Puerto Rico

    * Republicans primaries in Puerto Rico / republican candidates campaining at Puerto Rico

    * A puertorrican winning a highly recognized competition or sport event (boxing championship, Miss Universe, Academy Award, etc.).

    * Major weather disaster like hurracaines, storms, huge flood requiring FEMA assistance.

    * A world widely known celebrity participating at an event in PR.

  • 9 years ago

    Oh? Try a search for puerto rico and drug smuggling and you will see it's been getting lots of press.

    Source(s): Open eyes
  • 9 years ago

    I don't know maybe because is a lovely island and is a little bit boring to be in the news ??? I really don't understand what u mean by that

    Source(s): I live ther thanks!!!
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Small island, lots of slums.

  • 9 years ago

    It is, maybe you just aren't looking or watching well enough.

    Try this - http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/national/usstat... :D

  • 9 years ago

    Nothing has been happening there

  • 9 years ago

    The news in Des Moines is all about corn and pigs. Move to Miami if you want PR news. DUH.

  • 9 years ago

    nothing has happened

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