Viewpoint - September 22, 2010

Letter: Where's the media outrage?

In 2001 PG&E paid itself handsome bonuses and went bankrupt. The media was silent. Now, in 2010, PG&E is responsible for a massive explosion, deaths, and people becoming burn victims because of a 24-inch gas main in San Bruno. When the BP platform in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, it was the lead story for weeks.

This explosion happened to our neighbors on the Peninsula. There is no apology from PG&E, no fund to remedy the damages to San Bruno or the residents. Being a burn victim is horribly painful and usually requires multiple surgeries.

Instead we read about the agonizing plight of cyclists that have to stop at stop signs. The media's priorities are just a little out of line with humanity.

Bruce Campbell, Santa Maria Avenue, Portola Valley


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