I mean 10K, that is just beyond devastating, it should be front page news for months. We lost 1800 with Katrina.
That part of the world is being devastated.
It is also the fifth deadliest natural disaster since 1900.
A large proportion of those killed were children.
There were no deaths in The Philippines from the tsunami.
News is a tough problem. Editors don't want to put the same story on the front page with headline permutations because it will alienate readers. People supporting an agenda, or people who want coverage (brands and celebs), need to create news-worthy events to maintain coverage.
U.S. offers aid, sends teams to help typhoon-ravaged Philippines
That was also posted Saturday, along with several other stories on US "news" sites, the same date as the Guardian article. So, the US should have reported this earlier? On Friday? Hehehe.
And I wouldn't describe this as falling by the wayside. The US is actively doing something. It seems whatever news sources you are reading aren't properly informing you?
But no, I understand, it's far easier to bash the US with meaningless slights while at the same time lamenting people focusing on other things. It's almost hypocritical.
As a Puerto Rican in a thread about natural disasters I don't know what you're talking about.
We could send more, but a majority of the population is in debt or living check to check. (You could appeal to the folks that live in 27,000 sq ft houses and spend $300k annually on their electric bills, but they are busy doing more important things.)