I wasn't the only one who wondered why the discovery of a sophisticated shrapnel bomb along the route of a Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane, Wash., was not a bigger story. So did Rachel Maddow, as you can see from the video at bottom.
My friend David Sirota is also curious, although his theory is that the failed bomb wasn't a bigger deal because it wasn't in New York or Washington:
I have an answer to that question -- it's an answer I've previously written about in a 2006 post entitled "It's the Geography, Stupid." As you can see from the clips Maddow cites, the "national" media has devoted wall-to-wall coverage to bomb scares that have occurred specifically in New York and Washington, D.C. That's not a coincidence from a "national" media that isn't "national" at all. Indeed, what passes for a "national" media these days is almost exclusively New York/D.C.-based media that focuses almost exclusively on New York/D.C.-centric stories.