In my diary about the virtual media blackout of the Supreme KKKourt's VRA ruling, I came to a painful realization that it wasn't just the major media. I started counting the front page, Community Spotlight, Rec List, and Recent diaries having to do with any particular issue, and have had to come to the painful conclusion that even this bastion of liberal Democratic activism doesn't seem to take a major assault on the voting rights of tens of millions of Americans particularly seriously. There has has been coverage, but it's been spotty and peppered with naysaying and pooh-poohing in comments. As of about 9 am Pacific time, and including the entire presently visible FP, this is a snapshot of the priorities of Daily Kos.
Diaries present on the Rec List and/or Community Spotlight at the same time as the Recent Diary list may be multiple-counted, but that's legitimate since they're being emphasized over others:
Texas abortion battle: 20
Gay rights: 19
Worker rights/Employment: 8
Healthcare/Social programs: 3
Racial profiling: 1
Zimmerman case: 1
In other words, VRA isn't even in the top 5, and is barely more than a third as represented as the largest single issue. Granted, this is just a snapshot, not a statistical sampling. But it fits with my observations since the VRA issue began, and the subject isn't likely to increase in attention as time goes on - especially given the media's obvious desire that the issue should go away. Like it or not, a lot of what goes on here reflects the priorities of the MSM, so we tend to rapidly lose sight of issues that aren't being given attention by major media sources.
VRA isn't the elephant in the room - it's the fucking planet in the room. We would do well not to fall asleep under the same old lullaby that's always sung after Supreme Court coups like this.