Whoa. Could it be that the universe/Gods of justice/media heard my complaint from 12 days ago? On June 5th, I wrote about the bigger spill (the one that even the NYTimes isn’t saying much about) because I was peeved that the 50 year-long ongoing oil spill in the Niger Delta was nowhere to be found in a NYTimes multimedia feature on the history of major oil spills. I was also peeved that save for one superb article in the Guardian, there was no other mention of this tragedy in the the rest of the media, who went on and on, however, about Exxon-Valdez, Ixtoc1, the Kuwait episode, etc.
And then all of sudden, today saw a deluge of Niger Delta oil spill stories. Check out the timeline that I saw on a google news search page:
That’s right. As of 9pm today, no less than 130 news reports appeared on this issue today.