I guess mainstream media constantly makes decisions on what they should print/air. At one end of the scale they are a commercial enterprise, so they need to be popular, which means airing stories we want to see. Beyond that they also have a moral duty to share important stories with us, even if they are not popular. Also, they should really stick to the facts and avoid speculation and conspiracy theories – yet public speculation can itself become a story, for example the 2012 meme. While there are few facts regarding 2012, there are plenty of facts regarding how people are preparing.
Over at BlackListedNews is a list of 12 stories the media is mostly ignoring, some of which I had not previously heard of:
Now Russian scientists are reportedly helping North Korea build such a weapon, meaning the power grids of the USA and Europe have yet another risk to be concerned about. While it might take just $1 billion to protect the grid from EMP weapons (and the Sun), the US Senate decided against passing such measures. It could be the worst political decision in the history of the USA.
#10 Shooter Safety Drills. In numerous US high schools there have been staged events in which a gunman attacks, and the authorities come to the rescue, with as many as 100 law enforcement officials storming the buildings. Unfortunately some poor kids were not told it was a drill. Sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
#12 The FAA has been creating dozens of temporary no-fly zones recently. I mentioned recently that one was in effect at Fort Calhoun, and it seems these zones are not just for safety reasons, they are also used to keep the media away. Roswell is also on the list. It’s hard to determine the reasons for some of the other zones, because the media haven’t been allowed in… and all the FAA list is “Temporary flight restrictions for Special Security Reasons“
Missing from the list was the recent plane crash in which five Russian nuclear engineers died. Supposedly just a tragic accident, conspiracy theory kicks in when one learns they designed Iran’s reactor. Especially when you consider the previous deaths that may have been carried out by Mossad:
November 2010: Iranian nuclear scientist Majid Shahriari was killed in Tehran after men on motorcycles placed an explosive in his car, and detonated it. Nuclear expert Fereydoun Abbasi was injured at the same time from a similar attack.
January 2010: Iranian nuclear expert Massoud Ali-Mohammadi was killed by a motorcycle bomb which was detonated in front of his house.
July 2009: Russian and Iranian nuclear experts were among the fatalities when a passenger plane crashed at Mashhad airport in northeast Iran.
2007: Iranian nuclear scientist Ardeshire Hassanpour, was reportedly poisoned to death by Mossad agents.
January 2008: In Turkey a plane broke up in mid-air in good weather just prior to it landing. Killed were Bosporus University nuclear scientist Engin Arik, and other Turkish nuclear scientists.
UPDATE: Aug 2011 - Mossad shoots dead nuclear scientist in Tehran