As a revealing snapshot, 5,000 journalists attended the recent North American International Auto Show in Detroit, whereas only 2,000 accredited journalists attended last month's COP 16 climate-change summit in Cancún.Why the surprise?
Journalists are employed to write articles which people want to read. People like cars, but - unless they read the Guardian - not so much being told they are eco-murderers and should stop buying cars ... which they, err, like.
Let's write something similar to the above, shall we?
"Only 25 articles were written last year about Siouxsie and the Banshees (who I like), whereas there were over 50,000 on Lady GaGa (who I can take or leave)."
Therefore, journalists are wrong for not writing about something I find interesting, so action must be taken immediately!
It's not fair, see?