Nope. It's got nothing to do with rocketry. A sensation is a sensation. I mean, look at the ordinary stupid events they talk about, are people really interested in that? Nope. But media can convert any crap into a sensation, if they repeat it enough times. However, here where they have a real sensation, they avoid it.
But they don't avoid successful tests. Hows that for "avoiding rocketry".
Where's your data showing this trend?