Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Can We Now Stop Talking About This Fucking Case?

The FBI on Thursday identified human remains found in a Florida nature preserve as those of Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in the death of girlfriend Gabby Petito while the couple was on a cross-country road trip.

Far too much attention has been paid to this case because the victim was a pretty, long-haired, blonde white woman. Somebody could have murdered a dozen Black women and gotten far less press attention.

4 comments:

dan gerene said...

I thought the same thing when this series of news coverage got rolling. Watching the local Detroit TV news it's very frequent that coverage of a missing black woman comes up once but then you rarely see a follow up story. It seems like the news people don't want to work too hard so they look at what's trending that day and stick with it. If you change channels the stories and reporting seem the same but with different faces on the TV screen.

Eck! said...

The faces rarely do any news investigation its all AP News wire.
So it all going to sound the same.

When thy do their own work its usually more local and about
groups that are often missed by the larger news wires.

Even then you hear little about black, brown, latino, sexual
minorities, unless its particularly heinous or gory.


Eck!

Fred Mallison said...

CHeck out the series of killings near Rocky Mount and Princeville NC. Several poor black sex workers. Nobody knows anything.

Princille has long been a hot spot for sex work among minority women.

0_0 said...

It's not us.
The news runs heavy coverage because they think it will drive eyeballs and revenue.
Then they lecture us over their failure to report similar events.