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Why Are the New York Times and So Much of the MSM Neglecting a Vital Part of the Utah Mine Collapse Story?

Yesterday, while speaking at the Aspen Institute's Forum on Communications and Society, I commented on how the mainstream media have, with a few exceptions, been focusing on only one aspect of the Crandall Canyon Mine tragedy -- the desperate attempt to rescue the trapped miners -- while paying scant attention to investigating the reasons why these miners were trapped in the first place.

I specifically mentioned Sunday's New York Times piece by Martin Stolz, who had been dispatched to Huntington to cover the story. Stolz's report was filled with details about the progress rescuers had made through the collapsed mine (650 ft), and the capabilities of the hi-res camera being lowered into the mine (can pick up images from 100 ft away) -- but not one word about what led to the collapse, including the role retreat mining might have played in it, or the 324 safety violations federal inspectors have issued for the mine since 2004.



What a bunch of whiners!
This is the free market capitalist system at work and at its best!
If these wusses want safe mines, they should quit this job and find one at a safe mine. Or they could just start up a safe mine themselves. They just need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and go elsewhere if they don't like the jobs here.

Whine, whine, whine.
Business is business.
It's the American Way.

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