I'm fascinated that there's been, and continues to be, so very little coverage in the media of the parole hearing of Leonard Peltier. The Native American activist was convicted on questionable grounds of shooting two FBI agents 33 years ago. I don't wish to proffer an opinion on whether or not the man is guilty, but simply to point out that the radio silence on the part of the media seems rather surprising. A search on Google News turns up very few articles concerning the matter, and most are from non-mainstream sources.
While MSNBC has a couple minor stories from July, neither ABC News nor CBS News has even mentioned the matter on their Websites, much less their broadcasts. And it's not as though the he's never been covered before. Peltier was the subject of a famous documentary (Incident at Oglala) and a bestselling book (In the Spirit of Crazy Horse). His appeal for parole was newsworthy at CBS in 2003, and as recently as the lead-up to the 2008 election, columnists at ABC News were opining that the legal machinations behind the Peltier case would impact the Presidential election.
As Squeaky Fromme has proven, it's not as though parole decisions in decades-old cases aren't newsworthy. Who knows? Perhaps the Peltier story will get picked up later today when a decision is announced. The news cycle ain't over yet. But throughout the hearing up 'til now there hasn't been much said. What do you folks think about the case? About the coverage? About the situation in general?