It comes from Hayes Brown at Think Progress:
Stages of US int’l news coverage: 1. Thing happens 2. Time passes 3. First US mention 4. Bandwagoning, nuance lost 5. Thing forgotten
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown)May 7, 2014
There’s one more stage, but it’s too long for the Tweeter Tube: Media demands US government do something about it even if totally impractical or impossible.