In my opinion, the U.S. media not giving much time to the German election is not by pure happenstance. This country in some ways is very different than Germany. For example, their CEOs don't make a king's ransom, students early on are tracked to technical jobs rather than everyone "should go" to college, and they are very much trying to live in a Europe that doesn't exude respective national pride to excess (hubris). So, since the powers that be in the U.S. do not want the next generation to change our country that much, we do not, in my opinion, make Germany headline news. We give coverage to the British. Why? Have you ever heard of WASP America? And, after two 20th century world wars, where Germany was on the opposing side from us, German-Americans might just be looking to their German culture of hard work and industriousness as to what makes them excel as Americans; Germany and the rest of Europe are doing as well as can be expected for each demographic's capabilities, in my opinion.
We even give coverage to little Israel. Certainly not because Jews are a smallish community in the U.S., but Evangelicals are tens of millions strong, with their bible prophecy beliefs, in my opinion. And, they vote.