"With two other 'disasters' dominating the headlines—the Times Square bombing attempt and the Gulf oil spill—the national media seems to largely to have ignored the plight of Music City since the flood waters began inundating its streets on Sunday. A cursory Google News search shows 8,390 hits for 'Times Square bomb' and 13,800 for 'BP oil spill.' 'Nashville flood,' on the other hand, returns only 2,430 results—many of them local. As Betsy Phillips of the Nashville Scene writes, 'it was mind-boggling to flip by CNN, MSNBC, and FOX on Sunday afternoon and see not one station even occasionally bringing their viewers footage of the flood, news of our people dying.'
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