As the days pass since Hurricane Maria ripped across Puerto Rico, television reports increasingly echo those after Katrina a dozen years ago in sounding the alarm for a desperate population frustrated by the pace of relief efforts.
The question is: how many people are listening this time?
The words were blunt by the usually easygoing Bill Weir on CNN: "This is a humanitarian crisis the likes of which we have not seen for a long time." His report, though, came 20 minutes into a Jake Tapper newscast that was led by political developments in the United States.
The story has struggled to get the attention of predecessor hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which struck...