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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-03-11 11:32 PM
Response to Reply #65
67. There is a pattern on DU..
News coverage about women who are not politicians is

routinely dismissed by the men here as "uninteresting"

or unworthy of more than five minutes coverage....Usually

they complain about continuing reports of "Missing white girls"

as not being "real news". Although I don't, in the above case,

dispute the racial disparity in reporting such cases,

I really doubt they'd be any more interested if it were women of color.

There's PLENTY of "non-news" news about men -- sports figures for instance -- and

I don't see any beefs about that here..

Don't believe me? Check out the profiles on this thread and

see if it's not the identified MALES who are bitching about their "boredom".
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  -Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito -- THEY'RE FREE!!! FourScore  Oct-03-11 02:51 PM   #0 
  - good!  Whisp   Oct-03-11 02:52 PM   #1 
  - Awesome. Now she can not give a shit about someone else that was murdered.  devilgrrl   Oct-03-11 02:53 PM   #2 
  - If she is truly innocent  Horse with no Name   Oct-03-11 02:54 PM   #11 
  - She's proven her callousness with leaps and bounds  devilgrrl   Oct-03-11 02:55 PM   #15 
     - And you are. nt  abelenkpe   Oct-03-11 02:57 PM   #17 
     - is callousness a jailable offense?  Whisp   Oct-03-11 02:58 PM   #21 
     - No it's not - however, it's a great guage to prove that you're one dismal human being  devilgrrl   Oct-03-11 03:03 PM   #24 
        - Being a dismal human being isn't against the law.  uppityperson   Oct-03-11 03:04 PM   #26 
        - I know, Ann Coulter & Dick Cheney prove that constantly.  devilgrrl   Oct-03-11 03:10 PM   #36 
        - And certainly not when you're white and wealthy. n/t  Mojambo   Oct-03-11 05:49 PM   #52 
           - Sorry, she's only half "guilty" on that score  whathehell   Oct-03-11 06:39 PM   #56 
        - dismal does not equal murderer. you are way wrong.  Whisp   Oct-03-11 03:07 PM   #29 
        - A dismal human being is one who's miserable that someone innocent is set free.  EOTE   Oct-03-11 03:14 PM   #39 
        - So you don't care about Meredith Kercher either?  devilgrrl   Oct-03-11 03:40 PM   #44 
           - Who the hell said anything about that?  EOTE   Oct-03-11 03:42 PM   #45 
           - The death of Meredith Kircher is a terrible tragedy.  FourScore   Oct-03-11 04:07 PM   #47 
           - How on earth is putting two innocent people in prison for decades benefiting a murdered girl?  alphafemale   Oct-03-11 10:13 PM   #66 
        - As are your posts  RetroLounge   Oct-03-11 05:52 PM   #54 
     - Those who believe in justice can also rejoice.  Bake   Oct-03-11 03:00 PM   #23 
     - As the existance of Ann Coulter repeatedly illustrates.  devilgrrl   Oct-03-11 03:04 PM   #25 
     - When did she prove "callousness"?  FourScore   Oct-03-11 03:05 PM   #27 
     - LOL  Rebubula   Oct-03-11 03:07 PM   #28 
     - Here's hoping you don't get jury duty!  Whisp   Oct-03-11 03:14 PM   #38 
     - If "callousness" was a crime EVERYBODY would be guilty of it  Raine   Oct-03-11 03:15 PM   #40 
     - And you are showing...compassion???  FourScore   Oct-03-11 03:27 PM   #43 
  - Okay, so how about YOU go to jail for a crime you didn't commit  jberryhill   Oct-03-11 03:21 PM   #42 
  - lol  Cats Against Frist   Oct-03-11 06:40 PM   #57 
  - She never really had a chance to grieve...she was under suspicion almost immediately. nt  Honeycombe8   Oct-04-11 12:03 AM   #70 
     - I recall watching on TV how during the investigation, she was smooching and smiling  Sarah Ibarruri   Oct-04-11 08:51 PM   #77 
        - I remember that. It was one time. It looked bad. But remember how young they were...  Honeycombe8   Oct-04-11 09:19 PM   #78 
  - Good for them!  undeterred   Oct-03-11 02:53 PM   #3 
  - Good for them!  undeterred   Oct-03-11 02:53 PM   #4 
  - I was watching her on the live feed before the announcement  soleft   Oct-03-11 02:53 PM   #5 
  - Get the eff out of Italy ASAP! nt  Hosnon   Oct-03-11 02:53 PM   #6 
  - Leaving Italy asap  PotatoChip   Oct-03-11 02:53 PM   #7 
  - I think they got it right  Renew Deal   Oct-03-11 02:54 PM   #8 
  - Me, too!  ThatsMyBarack   Oct-03-11 05:41 PM   #51 
  - Dang, that was intense!  Control-Z   Oct-03-11 02:54 PM   #9 
  - he goes home to his family  maxsolomon   Oct-03-11 07:46 PM   #62 
  - So happy to hear this!  MoonRiver   Oct-03-11 02:54 PM   #10 
  - Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!  EmeraldCityGrl   Oct-03-11 02:54 PM   #12 
  - Get out of there now Knox  socialshockwave   Oct-03-11 02:55 PM   #13 
  - Thank goodness! nt  abelenkpe   Oct-03-11 02:55 PM   #14 
  - Fantastic!!!  Bake   Oct-03-11 02:56 PM   #16 
  - Yeah, that has no bearing in my life.  Lucian   Oct-03-11 02:57 PM   #18 
  - She is Innocent  Rebubula   Oct-03-11 03:08 PM   #33 
  - Yeah, yeah, blah, blah, blah.  Lucian   Oct-03-11 03:13 PM   #37 
     - I know....  Rebubula   Oct-03-11 03:16 PM   #41 
        - This is all a distraction and you fell for it.  Lucian   Oct-03-11 04:16 PM   #48 
           - No...  Rebubula   Oct-03-11 04:28 PM   #49 
              - LOL n/t  FourScore   Oct-03-11 05:39 PM   #50 
              - I have opinions about Wall Street as well as Sesame Street.  RetroLounge   Oct-03-11 05:53 PM   #55 
  - Just because it has "no bearing on your life" doesn't mean it's not of interest to many.  whathehell   Oct-03-11 07:01 PM   #60 
  - You're clear for takeoff.  Anto Giampietro   Oct-03-11 02:57 PM   #19 
  - Get out of there, NOW!  Dawson Leery   Oct-03-11 02:58 PM   #20 
  - Uh? Maybe we believe that all political opinion should be allowed  WilmywoodNCparalegal   Oct-03-11 03:09 PM   #34 
  - Arrividerci, Perugia!!!  CTyankee   Oct-03-11 02:59 PM   #22 
  - I don't beleive she's guilty, and it does me good to see it o her way.  nolabear   Oct-03-11 03:07 PM   #30 
  - Great news! I never thought they were guilty.  mainer   Oct-03-11 03:07 PM   #31 
  - Thank Goodness.  vanlassie   Oct-03-11 03:08 PM   #32 
  - GOOD! nt  Raine   Oct-03-11 03:10 PM   #35 
  - I cannot stand to go more than 3 seconds without knowing new things about Amanda Knox  aint_no_life_nowhere   Oct-03-11 03:45 PM   #46 
  - Indeed.  Mojambo   Oct-03-11 05:50 PM   #53 
  - if this was a man who'd been unjustly imprisoned, maybe you'd be a bit more interested  whathehell   Oct-03-11 07:37 PM   #61 
     - Way to play the sexism card.  Mojambo   Oct-03-11 08:48 PM   #63 
     - That's about as lazy and lame as the repuke charges of "playing the race card"  whathehell   Oct-03-11 10:04 PM   #64 
        - Please indicate from my post what justifies the accusation you made.  Mojambo   Oct-03-11 10:10 PM   #65 
           - There is a pattern on DU..  whathehell   Oct-03-11 11:32 PM   #67 
              - Again. Please indicate from my post what justifies the accusation you made.  Mojambo   Oct-03-11 11:51 PM   #68 
                 - Gladly.  whathehell   Oct-04-11 09:35 AM   #73 
                    - There is not even a hint of sexism there.  Mojambo   Oct-04-11 06:16 PM   #76 
                       - Sorry, bro, you have to read the post...  whathehell   Oct-05-11 04:30 AM   #79 
                          - Okay, lets try this one more time before I conclude that you just simply fail at thinking  Mojambo   Oct-05-11 02:46 PM   #82 
                             - What makes you think I give a rat's ass about what you "conclude"?  whathehell   Oct-05-11 05:35 PM   #83 
                                - As I suspected.  Mojambo   Oct-05-11 06:04 PM   #84 
                                   - BWHAHAHAHAH!  whathehell   Oct-05-11 06:05 PM   #85 
     - Yeah. Like that old guy who was released from rape charges. There  Honeycombe8   Oct-04-11 12:05 AM   #71 
        - Thank you.  whathehell   Oct-04-11 01:35 PM   #75 
  - An overturned murder conviction of an American in a foreign prison is legitimate news.  whathehell   Oct-03-11 06:46 PM   #58 
  - Good for her...I hope the same happens for Sollecito..This was a huge travesty of justice. n/t  whathehell   Oct-03-11 06:47 PM   #59 
  - His conviction was overturned, as well. They are both free. nt  Honeycombe8   Oct-04-11 12:07 AM   #72 
     - Yes, I realized that when I re-read the thread. Thanks. It's good news. n/t  whathehell   Oct-04-11 09:36 AM   #74 
  - This is good news. Now she should get the heck outta that country. nt  Honeycombe8   Oct-04-11 12:02 AM   #69 
  - Woo hoo!  Whats_Happening   Oct-05-11 04:34 AM   #80 
     - Woo hoo my ass.  whathehell   Oct-05-11 07:52 AM   #81 

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