In recent weeks, The New York Times has covered a debate about gas stoves and their environmental impact while largely downplaying the recent chemical spill in Ohio. Many question why the publication has given more attention to one issue than the other.
The gas stove debate centers around the idea that gas stoves may harm the environment due to the release of greenhouse gases during use. The New York Times has given significant coverage to this issue, with multiple articles and op-eds exploring the topic. The publication has also highlighted the move towards electric stoves as a more environmentally-friendly alternative.
In contrast, The New York Times has given relatively little coverage to the recent chemical spill in eastern Ohio. The spill occurred at a manufacturing plant and released thousands of gallons of toxic ethylene oxide into the surrounding area, including the nearby Muskingum River. Ethylene oxide is a hazardous chemical that can cause severe health issues when inhaled or ingested, including cancer, reproductive problems, and neurological damage.
Many question why The New York Times has yet to give the Ohio chemical spill the same amount of attention as the gas stove debate. Some speculate that the event occurred in a rural area rather than a major city and does not have the same sensationalized appeal as the gas stove debate.
The lack of coverage of the Ohio chemical spill by The New York Times is concerning, as it is a serious issue that warrants attention and action. The spill has caused significant environmental damage and poses a severe risk to the health of residents. Unfortunately, the lack of coverage from liberal media outlets only serves to downplay the event’s severity and minimize the need for action.
Residents say they need help now, and they aren’t getting it. Video journalist Nick Sortor gives Tucker Carlson on-the-ground insight into how East Palestine residents feel about the EPA’s handling of the disaster. Fair and balanced news coverage helps hold federal agencies accountable.
After visiting a local creek in East Palestine, Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) released a video and had this to say, “These waterways are still very polluted. It’s time for Norfolk Southern to finish the cleanup.”
Visited a local creek in East Palestine today. These waterways are still very polluted. It’s time for Norfolk Southern to finish the cleanup. Check this video out: pic.twitter.com/4lsHBmrMJj
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) February 16, 2023
It is concerning that The New York Times has downplayed the severity of the chemical spill. Media outlets have a responsibility to provide fair and balanced coverage of all events, regardless of their location, the industries involved, or political impact.