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yvr girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-05 02:58 PM
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18. No one is unhappy that this story has a happy ending.
This might be a big story in Utah, but it's getting NATIONAL coverage.
There is a difference.

This story, and the one in Aruba are getting coverage for two reasons:

1. White, attractive victims.
2. Families with the ability to mobilize and get media attention.

Hundreds of people go missing every single day. Many don't get any attention at all. Very few get national coverage.
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  -so, they found the cute, white cub scout matcom  Jun-21-05 02:44 PM   #0 
  - I'm elated for his family  yvr girl   Jun-21-05 02:46 PM   #1 
  - Exactly  Pacifist Patriot   Jun-21-05 02:53 PM   #12 
  - This is the one in Utah?  GreenPartyVoter   Jun-21-05 02:46 PM   #2 
  - yeah n/t  matcom   Jun-21-05 02:47 PM   #4 
     - I was a bit sad when I read that another family hwo had lost a boy there  GreenPartyVoter   Jun-21-05 02:53 PM   #14 
  - Yep, I think that's it.  trotsky   Jun-21-05 02:47 PM   #3 
  - Well I sure am happy for him and his family.  Shell Beau   Jun-21-05 02:48 PM   #5 
  - No kidding...  redqueen   Jun-21-05 06:04 PM   #35 
  - How can you be so cruel?  PinkTiger   Jun-21-05 02:49 PM   #6 
  - rrrrrriiiiiiggghhhtttt  matcom   Jun-21-05 02:50 PM   #7 
  - you misspelled "ignorance"  chickenscratching   Jun-21-05 02:51 PM   #8 
     - fucking spell-check  matcom   Jun-21-05 02:51 PM   #10 
        - it's that DAMN pretzel stick!  chickenscratching   Jun-21-05 02:53 PM   #13 
  - Riiiiiiiiiiight.  philosophie_en_rose   Jun-21-05 02:56 PM   #17 
  - No one is unhappy that this story has a happy ending.  yvr girl   Jun-21-05 02:58 PM   #18 
     - I just did a check of missing children in Utah,  PinkTiger   Jun-21-05 03:07 PM   #22 
     - I'm wondering if the story grabbed attention precisely because  Left Is Write   Jun-21-05 03:09 PM   #24 
     - How many missing children in the USA  yvr girl   Jun-21-05 03:10 PM   #25 
     - first of all, Utah is 90% white  matcom   Jun-21-05 03:10 PM   #26 
     - I believe this got so much media coverage  Amaya   Jun-21-05 03:13 PM   #28 
  - Anyone have a recipe for cute white cub scout?  underpants   Jun-21-05 02:51 PM   #9 
  - nope.  matcom   Jun-21-05 02:52 PM   #11 
  - Ommmf!  Texasgal   Jun-21-05 02:54 PM   #15 
  - He is dead otherwise he may have been a suspect!  Shell Beau   Jun-21-05 02:54 PM   #16 
  - NICE!!  handywork   Jun-21-05 03:03 PM   #19 
  - ....  Zuni   Jun-21-05 03:05 PM   #20 
  - BWAH-HAHAHAHA  meegbear   Jun-21-05 03:05 PM   #21 
  - Can you use girl scouts instead?  redqueen   Jun-21-05 06:05 PM   #36 
     - sorry  matcom   Jun-21-05 06:20 PM   #40 
  - my take on this kind of story...  Salviati   Jun-21-05 03:08 PM   #23 
  - Why blame the media?  PinkTiger   Jun-21-05 03:10 PM   #27 
     - The national media over-reports some cases  Lavender Brown   Jun-21-05 03:18 PM   #29 
        - I agree on the Aruba girl.  PinkTiger   Jun-21-05 03:31 PM   #30 
           - how did the media drop the ball?  matcom   Jun-21-05 03:59 PM   #31 
              - What I meant is, they didn't address the real issue here,  PinkTiger   Jun-21-05 06:00 PM   #32 
                 - she is 18  matcom   Jun-21-05 06:03 PM   #34 
                 - I am sorry, but at 18, you are not a child.  lizzy   Jun-21-05 06:46 PM   #44 
                    - Well, then you must be about 18.  PinkTiger   Jun-22-05 12:21 AM   #46 
  - HEY! WHITE PEOPLE DON'T DESERVE YOUR MOCKERY!  redqueen   Jun-21-05 06:02 PM   #33 
  - Wow! Get a grip...  Misunderestimator   Jun-21-05 06:09 PM   #37 
     - hehehe  redqueen   Jun-21-05 06:31 PM   #42 
        - It should....  Misunderestimator   Jun-21-05 06:34 PM   #43 
           - Ted Levine?  enigmatic   Jun-22-05 12:24 AM   #47 
  - I'm glad the boy is home  bluestateguy   Jun-21-05 06:10 PM   #38 
  - Its alot easier for the media to focus on one missing kid  Lannes   Jun-21-05 06:12 PM   #39 
  - Doesn't jeapordize thier paychecks the same way, either.  redqueen   Jun-21-05 06:21 PM   #41 
  - No.  Zenzic   Jun-21-05 07:33 PM   #45 
 

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