Los Angelinos Upset over Lack of Hurricane Sandy Coverage
LOS ANGELES - With all of the media coverage on Hurricane Sandy focused on the East Coast, specifically in and around New York, many people in Los Angeles are left wondering, "What about us?"
"What I need to know is how long until it reaches Pasadena?" wondered Jack Cowhan, 28, a Whole Foods employee on a smoke break. "I understand that it'll hit New York first and all, but then what? If this thing is as strong as they say, it's only a matter of time before it starts raining in LA. Like raining super hard."
Mr. Cowhan is not alone. A recent survey indicated that at least 40% of Los Angeles residents have formally or informally complained to friends either in person or via social media about the lack of reporting on how Hurricane Sandy is affecting Los Angeles.
"There's an East Coast bias in all things media," said Jules McDoud, adjunct media studies professor at Los Angeles Film School. "This has gone on for decades and I don't see any change to this in the foreseeable future. We in Los Angeles who deal with this media bigotry on a daily basis have become immune to it, I suppose. We'll survive this too. We're a resilient city."