Thursday, June 16, 2005

Do we only care about missing white women?

"Now, the disappearance of Alabama high school student Natalee Holloway, 18, in Aruba is getting lots of airtime on the cable news networks and morning news shows. Those networks, which drive such stories, are being asked a tough question: Do they care only about missing white women?

Holloway, like "runaway bride" Jennifer Wilbanks, murder victims Laci Peterson and Lori Hacking, kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart and several other girls and women whose stories got significant airtime in recent years, is white."

2 Comments:

Blogger artoris said...

The networks only care about viewers. If stories about missing white women get people to watch, then the networks will run with them.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Trevor said...

No, attractive missing Hispanic women would get a lot of attention too. So would Halle Berry if she went missing. It's about how attractive you are to the overall audience.

8:12 AM  

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