July 4, 2005

Why?

Why is it that every single manufactured tabloid crime story pumped up and aired incessantly on cable news involves attractive white women?

O.J.'s wife
Lacy Peterson,
The Runaway Bride,
JonBenet Ramsey, (who's father is considering running for congress... Republican, natch.)
The girl missing in Aruba,
Jessica Lynch, etc.

The only ugly white woman they've paid attention to is Michael Jackson.

What's up with this? Are there no minority victims of crimes? Are there no unattractive less than upper class women or girls who have disappeared or been victims of crime?
Are we only capable of getting all concerned about rich white women? Why?

6 Comments:

At 7/04/2005 3:14 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Well, Sandra Day O'Conner comes to mind.....

Oh but there is no crime associated with her history - or is there??

 
At 7/04/2005 4:49 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Hmmmmmmmmm. Enquiring minds want to know.

 
At 7/04/2005 5:43 PM, Blogger diehard said...

On Air America they have been discussing that very subject.
Bill O'Reily and Shawn Hannidy[gag]
have their nightly shows were they conduct a shell game to draw attention from the awful job the Chimpster is doing in the Whitehouse.
We are in a war that we cant seem to get out of, crime is up, the market is usually down and the economy's in the crapper, trade deficite , the goverment is operating in the red, we owe billions to China and Japan but......Lets talk for an hour about the missing white girl!
Not to minimize the tragedy of the girl that has been missing for some time now. I guess the lesson here is if you want to murder someone take them to Aruba.

 
At 7/04/2005 5:51 PM, Blogger diehard said...

But the big three networks are just as bad as Fox.
I give a shit what Tom Cruise's views are on Psychology! I mean God forbid he talked back to that lazy shithead Matt Lauer and he's right kids are being overmedicated.
But the news in the United States has become infotainment or designer news.
How about some more stories and pictures of these kids that are coming back from Iraq either dead or so badly wounded they will never lead a normal life.
And when people that dont support the war say they support our troops just what the hell does that mean? Does it mean I drive around with a flag on my car so my concience is clear? Start the draft lottery up again then we'll see how many Americans 'Suport Our Troops'!

 
At 7/04/2005 11:18 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Well said Diehard.

 
At 7/05/2005 6:55 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Yes, and don't forget that the VA was just "accidently" underfunded by a Billion Dollars.

No one in the administration calculated the cost of human tragedy we'd be faced with as we kept racking up the disabilities and injuries to our soldiers in Iraq. They hide the death in Iraq from their view too although that is surely a cheaper line item than VA health care for the troops who survive.

Suddenly and quickly that billion was restored before the whole thing could become discussed in detail.

Why was that fact not front page news like many other frivilous stories promoted by Bush and Company??

Oh, I guess they just look at it as an accounting error - no one sees the suffering alongside this whole situation....

 

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