I did a Google News search this morning and found only local coverage. Where’s the New York Times? The Today Show? It’s possible I missed some national coverage but it shouldn’t be so hard to find. As I conjure memories of 1970s gas lines I also wonder why this isn’t considered a big news story:
– Perhaps the mortgage bailout story swamps everything else
– Has the economic state of the news industry caused them to miss a regional story with potential national implications?
– Why the shortage? Is it the hurricanes? Something else? Why wasn’t the shortage anticipated?
Am I wrong in thinking this is a bigger story than the news media do? Is good old word of mouth, amplified by Twitter, Utterli et al, becoming a better source of news? Sometimes I wonder.