I want to say that media is (sleeping on),(have closed eyes on),(unconscious) about particular issue. How will i say that correctly. Please share phrasal verbs and actual words that have same meaning. Thank you


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I think you are looking for the expression "turn a blind eye to" something - to make a conscious effort to not see something you know is wrong.

For example:

Management often turn a blind eye to bullying in the workplace.

The media has turned a blind eye to the Syrian refugee crisis.


If the media is genuinely not aware of the issue, then you could use the word 'unaware', or the expression 'in the dark' to describe the situation.

The media was unaware of the earthquake in Myanmar.

Employees were still in the dark about the company's redundancy policy.

In the dark usually carries the connotation that the person was deliberately kept uninformed.

  • thank you so much, Is their any specific word for 'turn a blind eye'?
    – Charlie
    Commented Dec 14, 2016 at 5:11
  • For 'turn a blind eye to', one could use 'overlook' or 'ignore', for example.
    – mike
    Commented Dec 14, 2016 at 5:14
  • A related expression is to be wilfully blind to something - that is, not just to be ignorant of something or fail to pay attention to it, but to really make a point of ignoring it.
    – stangdon
    Commented Dec 14, 2016 at 16:19

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