Because essentially, this is being broadly treated as 'the entire amazon is one fire from raging forest fires for weeks, a sudden and unprecedented disaster.' Which is a bit disingenuous. If this were being reported as 'once again, this annual event is a bad thing and should be stopped,' that's one thing. But the general treatment of 'this is a sudden, unprecedented event,' and even in some cases, 'this is caused by climate change, which leaves the forest ripe for burning', is disingenuous or even outright lying. It's taking a bad thing- but presenting it as something else, a singular and completely environmental-based, out-of-control event caused by [whatever individual article blames for the entire forest being on fire], rather than an annual (although detrimental) intentional human practice.
Again, that's not to diminish the badness of what's going on; just recognizing that the way it's been reported has been... fast and loose with the facts to create a very different impression than what's actually going on.
Whatever the issues with deforestation are- and I'm not saying there aren't any- this is being reported as 'Ah, the rain forest is uncontrollably on fire; what's happening to our environment? What's happening to our planet???' And that's not it. It's like the new breaking "Sudden mass gathering of white males with guns in Toledo!" And then a week later, it turns out that the reporter was actually just at annual NRA show. It's not that a thing didn't happen, it's the way it was being reported to sound like something else that's being criticized as disingenuous.
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