North Korea deserves more media attention
Author: The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Editorial Board - October 2, 2017 - Updated: October 2, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Beijing on Saturday to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss how to contend with North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, as well as trade and investment.
Tillerson’s trip provided an opportunity for the media to focus, if only momentarily, on the biggest issue getting the least amount of coverage under the Trump administration.
President Donald Trump generates a massive amount of news. Look at the past week: national anthem protests, the Senate’s failure to repeal Obamacare, a Trump-backed Senate candidate’s loss in a GOP primary in Alabama, mounting criticism over the federal government’s response to the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico …
The president had something to say about all of them, generating news stories about his personality on top of actual breaking news like a Cabinet member resigning over the use of chartered planes or his son-in-law failing to disclose the he used a personal email account to conduct official White House business.