Posts Tagged ‘forgotten news’

It’s important till it’s not.

Remember those miners that were trapped in that country like a year ago? If  your answer is something along the line of “vaguely,” “kind of,” or “not really,” you’re (unfortunately) not alone. As it happens with most crises around the world—Haiti, Thailand, and all those other countries you heard about for all of five minutes in media time—the 33 miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in Copiapó, Chile, have faded into a distant memory.

Most people have all but forgotten about them, and the media has moved on many times over; but it’s still a fresh reality for the miners and their families. Many of these miners are perfect examples of what happens when individuals are shoved into the spotlight for their 15 minutes of fame, only to be forgotten once the next big thing happens. Sad, but true.