Obama goes ahead with infrastructure speech that no one who isn’t present will ever see or read about.
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) July 17, 2014
Please keep in mind Peter Baker here is the NYT's White House correspondent. It's apparently not his job as White House correspondent to cover the fact the President is giving a speech on our mutli-billion dollar infrastructure shortfall, and that 700,000 jobs are at stake should the Federal Highway Fund go dry due to Republicans not being too concerned about keeping it alive.
It's not newsworthy because hey, plane crash in Ukraine. 700,000 jobs? That's not newsworthy at all. So we have the NYT's point person at the White House bemoaning that the President's speech won't get covered.
If only some sort of news organization could do something about that.