Date registered: Sep 2004
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We are suffering media overexposure as a result of the "pretty white girl syndrome." Seems the media only cares when attractive caucasion women are killed or go missing. If you're hispanic or black and are missing you are SOL.
Greta Van Sutern of Fox news literally ran the story of Natalie Hollaway for an entire year day after day on her show. Analyzing every concievable aspect of this case; giving her mother virtually unlimited access. I recently heard that her ratings went through the roof compared to her competition when she did this. News is a business just like politics and religion so why be surprised when the media gives us what the Neilsen ratings tell them the public is demanding? In fact so obnoxious and intense was the Holloway coverage that people began complaining about this obvious disparity of media attention that appears to based upon race. In response Greta did a few shows, as a token gesture, on an African American women who was missing and later found dead. And yet the Natalie Holloway hysteria went unabated. The mother was interviewed virtually every night, the father, the step father, the lawyer, other relatives, Natalie's friends, Aruban media, an Aruban attorney, a panel of American lawyers familiar with the case ad nasuem. This went on for a year. Everytime I turned it on hoping for something new, it was the same shit. Go channel surfing.
In the end I was so saturated with this coverage that I feft like "fuck Natalie Holloway and her mother." What gives this bitch the right to monoplize the airwaves with her sob story when thousands of minority women, every bit as "worthy" go missing every year without any media coverage whatsoever?