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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:14 PM
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MSNBC: yet another missing cute white girl
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 01:15 PM by upi402
Must be a shortage of people falling off of cruise ships?

Meanwhile, the earth is in meltdown and economy collapsing... and the news is still canceled. Even on our MSNBC daytime.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:16 PM
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1. The odd part that jumped out at me. is this
Her BROTHER saw her being dragged off into the woods and he did not follow?

Why no 911 call that said" I'm her brother & I am following them into the woods"...
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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:27 PM
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4. my first thought was "the brother did it"
really freaking odd.....
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:48 PM
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27. Oh brother
He's the first suspect
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Chris_Texas Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:20 PM
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2. Link? nm found it
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 01:25 PM by Chris_Texas
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:24 PM
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3. Where? When? Jeesh.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:27 PM
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5. This might be the single worst post I've ever seen on DU
And I've seen a lot of posts.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:33 PM
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6. I never tire of smacking down the TV News' distractionary practices
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 01:36 PM by upi402
and failure to uphold its 4th estate duty to democracy. It's the lone private sector business protected by democracy's sacred documents. And it's abused to exploit the gullible citizenry with distraction, propaganda, and omission of vital information.

And you don't see that as an issue of concern?
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:40 PM
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7. What does that have to do with the OP
News coverage assists in finding missing people. If you want to bitch about sensationalizing it, or the racial aspect, that's fine. Your suggestion that its not an important story is crap. Try telling that to the family.

Where's that link?
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:46 PM
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8. Here's a link:
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:19 PM
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13. Thank you. n/t
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:46 PM
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9. Foolish. meanwhile thousands of brown and black people slaughtered
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 01:48 PM by upi402
and Americans held without charge, the rule of law broken and thousands die in suffering and silence as a result...
Try telling that to the thousands of families of those victims, they are human even though not a cute white female! Tell them.
But fools lap up these salacious stories like the suckers they are - and fail to question the motives and result.

Foolish; stupid should hurt.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:52 PM
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10. Your using a legitimate story
to complain about what doesn't get covered and call anyone who sees it as legitimate foolish and stupid. Wow.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:36 PM
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23. You should get informed a bit more IMHO
MWWS - This stands for Missing White Woman Syndrome. Please check it out, it's common knowledge;

"Kim Pasqualini, president of the National Center for Missing Adults, says the media tends to focus on "damsels in distress" typically, affluent young white women and teenagers. The media's dilemma is that government research shows that victims of non-family abductions and stereotypical kidnappings are most at risk of injury, sexual assault or death. "Damsel" cases may be the exception, but they often are the most urgent.<5>

While the disappearance of Laci Peterson (see list below) became a huge news story, a pregnant black woman named LaToyia Figueroa disappeared from Philadelphia at around the same time and attracted no national attention, despite efforts by her family to enlist the media to help find her. (Figueroa was later found murdered.)<6> Some observers also saw contrasts between the attention received by Peterson and Evelyn Hernandez who was nine months pregnant when she disappeared in 2002"

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_white_woman_syndro...

Further, any journalism course informs that these salacious stories are used to distract the populace from stories of urgent import.

Is it a legit story? YES, to justify the distractionary effect to easily fooled viewers
Do these stories outweigh others? NO
Is this paradigm racist? YES
Have you drunk the Kool Aid? YES but I'm pullin' for ya even though your level of awareness causes you to lash out at the uncomfortable truth.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:42 PM
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24. Total comprehension fail
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:59 PM
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31. Agreed. But since you can read - there's hope!
:pals:
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:28 PM
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15. Yeah, try telling it to the families...
Of the thousands of brown skinned girls who go missing every year that we never hear about. Yes, news coverage assists in finding missing people... but only the missing white people. This from a pasty Irish American chick...
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:35 PM
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16. They should cover the brown skinned girls, too
not stop covering the whites.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:55 PM
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19. Well I think we have to understand their frustration...
When you have a little brown girl or boy missing, and you don't get any news coverage, but every missing kid you do see is white and most of the time blond, it can be hideously offensive and hurtful to the families.
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:13 PM
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12. + 1
Way harsh.
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Zax2me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:40 PM
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17. It's happened before. I've seen 'another blond white girl'
Posts on more than one occassion.
It's gotten to the point you cannot bring up missing people unless they are non-white females without an eye roll.
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:46 PM
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25. +1
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 05:51 PM by RamboLiberal
It's a legit story. Really harsh post.

On edit I can't tell if this missing woman MSM covered is blond. I think not.




The 30-year-old mother of five who told her family she was going to rent a movie and then vanished last Friday has been found, Georgia police said.

Wazineh Suleiman is "alive and well" and but asked cops not to say where she was hiding, Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap Thursday.

Millsap said authorities are still stumped about why she took off.

"That's her business," he said, adding that deputies were interviewing Suleiman and would continue investigating the case to make sure she didn't break the law.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/04/14/201...
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:01 PM
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11. While the media does over sensationalize certain crimes
this is a legitimate story to cover. I hope she gets returned to her family safely.

It doesn't matter what she looks like.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:23 PM
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14. STOP EVERYTHING!!!
All hands on deck! Man the torpedos! Cute white girl missing! Call out the National Guard!

Yeah, there just isn't enough "real" news going on right now. And you know we'll see more of this story than any other... :banghead:
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Chris_Texas Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:18 PM
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21. Seriously wtf
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:41 PM
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18. That's just damn mean.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:15 PM
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20. FOX Noise will have LIVE 24x7 COVERAGE FROM ARUBA!
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:22 PM
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22. It's been a while since we had a missing cute white girl. I was thinking about this the other day as
there is a missing muslim woman from our area that made national news on GMA. I was thinking if that was going to be the 2011 missing woman to make headlines. It seems a lot like the scott peterson case. Husband went out for a hunting trip .
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:47 PM
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26. See below
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:11 PM
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28. If you don't have anything decent to say, don't bother posting.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:16 PM
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29. Yuk.
What a nasty idea for a thread.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 06:21 PM
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30. Well put
Simple, direct, and appropriately, a little juvenile. You made me laugh.
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