After all that's why most bloggers blog, to provide an alternative source of information that is not provided elsewhere.
Nothing illustrates this failure in regards to local transportation news more than the little dog that was riding around on the MAX train.
Every single news source in the Portland area, and more than a handful from out of the area covered that story.
But was there any coverage of Occupy Portland's action at the Trimet board meeting? NOPE!
Was there any coverage of OPAL's excellent presentation to the board of directors regarding the Trimet budget? NOPE.
The news is what the media decides is news, the rest you don't get to know.
All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.