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Missing White Woman Syndrome  
User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3191 times:

I was just wondering do you think it exists? why or why not?


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3168 times:

Nancy Grace is surprised that you didn't realize that it obviously does.



Greta VanSusteren thinks you're too far removed from reality.



And Anderson Cooper is daydreaming about Shaun, that hot sound guy he met in New Orleans.



User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13072 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3162 times:

The media and the general - and dominantly white - public loves missing white women stories as they attract a lot more viewers interested and in turn get more eyeballs to see the ads that support the media. That is probably and unfortunately the best reason.

User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3157 times:

What in the hell are you all talking about?


...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3144 times:

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 3):
What in the hell are you all talking about?

When's the last time the above "news" people focused weeks of programming on tracking down and obsessing over a minority female that's lost, kidnapped, or assumed dead?


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3134 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Thread starter):
Missing White Woman Syndrome

I would make that attractive to semi-attractive missing white women syndrome. There are plenty of ugly white girls who go missing we never hear about.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 1):

Hilarious!

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 3):
What in the hell are you all talking about?

The media's fascination with decent looking young white women (JonBenet Ramsey, the Mormon chick, Chandra Sue Levy, Lacey Peterson, Natalie Hollowell, and so on) who disappear and give us wall to wall prime time coverage of the search for them while ignoring all the ugly white, black, yellow, green, red, or purple women out there who disappear on a daily basis.



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User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3118 times:

Ah.............................................what?


Did you ever read on your birth certificate that life is fair? Thats cause its not there.
User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8462 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

Oh my god, are any white women missing? I checked the headlines and it looks like there are none missing at this time  Smile

User currently offlineSean1234 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

At first I thought this was about some dude with yellow fever missing his own kind.

User currently offlineMax999 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1036 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

We all know that missing people are much more likely to be found with media attention.

Unfortunately, don't expect any help if you're overweight, ugly, male, have a foreign sounding name, not white, or any combination of the above.



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

Quoting Max999 (Reply 9):
foreign sounding name

Technically, everyone in the United States has a foreign-sounding name. You don't find too many Native Americans whose names were originally O'Brien, Schultz, Hamaguchi, or Al-Qassar.  Wink


User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

Quoting Max999 (Reply 9):
foreign sounding name

So if some chick had a "Mc" in her name, we should forget about her because she's of Irish decent?



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User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

Sorry to throw down on all of you, but this thread is just plain weird.

I cannot comment on any of the examples cited above other than JonBenet Ramsey, because I have heard of none of them (no, not even "the Mormon chick"), but the story about Jonbenet (a small girl, not a "whte woman" by any stretch of imagination) was bizarre for what it told us about her childhood.

Speaking for local media, here in north Texas, when a person goes missing, we often hear about it on the news, regardless of what cultural heritage is possessed by the disappeared one.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):
Quoting LAXspotter (Thread starter):Missing White Woman Syndrome
I would make that attractive to semi-attractive missing white women syndrome. There are plenty of ugly white girls who go missing we never hear about.

I'd further modify it to read "young attractive to semi-attractive missing white women syndrome."

When was the last time you saw the media fixate on an old missing attractive white woman?


User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3977 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 7):
Oh my god, are any white women missing? I checked the headlines and it looks like there are none missing at this time

Have you heard about Madeline McCann?



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 12):
I have heard of none of them

Your name isn't Patrick, by chance?  Wink



User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 13):
old missing attractive white woman

thats an oxymoron

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 12):
Speaking for local media, here in north Texas,

Tell us the ethnic makeup of NORTH Texas?



"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 12):
Speaking for local media, here in north Texas, when a person goes missing, we often hear about it on the news, regardless of what cultural heritage is possessed by the disappeared one.

Local media is one thing. But the national media's love for missing white girls is ridiculous. The whole McCann saga is undeniably a shame, but it has absolutely zero affect on people in the US, and as such, it should not be given nearly the coverage it is getting.

I had to sit through a good fifteen minutes of squabbling on Fox News' "The Live Desk" (basically a Fox News version of "The View") about what was going on with the authorities, her parents, and all that crap. Meanwhile, actual stuff was going down in the world. At the same time, MSNBC was running democratic presidential candidate talk. That subject has been talked to death, but at least it's relevant to the country.

-Mir



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 12):
Speaking for local media, here in north Texas

That might be it. While I was in Texas, I was surprised to find the local news rarely touched on national or international issues. All the stations I watched focused on Texas and local-local news....local ball games, local business announcements, and financial news.

Even the weather only dealt with stuff in Texas. They never mentioned the flooding in Minnesota and Wisconsin for the three weeks I was there.

I'm used to the news in MSP. There's five mins of international and national news, five minutes of local news, a couple minutes of "feature" feel-good news. Then there was 7 mins of international, national, and local weather, and 7 minutes of national and local sports.


User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 19):
Even the weather only dealt with stuff in Texas. They never mentioned the flooding in Minnesota and Wisconsin for the three weeks I was there.

damn, thats kind of sums up local news in general, and the more exposed we are to it, the more we become that American stereotype. Ive lived in many other countries, and the emphasis on international news is much more, hence the people IMO are more informed about the rest of the world, I wish I could say the same about the US.



"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 20):
Ive lived in many other countries, and the emphasis on international news is much more, hence the people IMO are more informed about the rest of the world, I wish I could say the same about the US.

I watch CNN and MSNBC for breaking news and entertainment and because it matches my political leanings. For news, I watch the BBC. I rarely watch the local news and weather. I get my weather from http://www.nws.noaa.gov/

[Edited 2007-09-17 07:24:19]

User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 21):
watch CNN and MSNBC for breaking news and entertainment and because it matches my political leanings. For news, I watch the BBC

I'm on the same boat.



"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2885 times:

They're all having a party at my place  Smile (well the hot ones at least)  Wink


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12460 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2880 times:
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Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 17):
thats an oxymoron

No it isn't. You will learn when you grow up.  wink 



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User currently offlineMax999 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1036 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 10):
Al-Qassar.

Someone with that last name is certainly not going to get any sort of 'hourly missing person love fest' from the American media.

Also, don't expect much media attention if you're an older person who's missing.



All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening.
25 Falstaff : Maybe on a national scale, but in the Detroit area we hear about missing black women from time to time. There was one recently that was big news beca
26 DeltaGator : We hear about missing black girls here in ATL all the time and honestly the local news does report on them whether they are good looking or not so go
27 Wingnut767 : Also good looking female teachers who are molesting teenage high school boys seems to be all the rage these days
28 Superfly : OK so how about the attractive Black, Latina, Asian, Indian, Arabic women that go missing? I can't think of a single case that received national atte
29 Post contains images DeltaGator : White is beautiful...the rest...just kidding. I do remember one or two cases vaguely of a black chick disappearing on the national level but it was q
30 Superfly : How about doing away with "spin" altogether? Totally besides the point. If someone is missing and possibly harm has been done, it should go reported.
31 DeltaGator : I agree with you. The news outlets don't though it seems. I never said white folks only care about missing white folks. I said that the news folks ca
32 Post contains images Superfly : Sorry for attacking you. I am glad you realize this. This is why it infuriates me when conservatives label 'the media' as being liberal when in reali
33 Post contains images DeltaGator : Well there are two things here so you're partially right. The news does tend to have a left bias based on the folks reporting it. Do I think it is as
34 Post contains images Superfly : There are plenty of conservaitves in the media. Also the stories that are reported are hardly biased in favor of liberals. Coffee for me.
35 Wingnut767 : So what percentage of the main Stream news media are conservative ? Please tell me. ABC,NBC and all the major print media. The list is small. Editors
36 DeltaGator : There are and after typing that I did think a little bit more about it. Of course it can be countered that stories like Clinton's BJ or any other lib
37 D L X : Yup. If you're hot, you get on TV. If you're ugly, you get put on a milk carton or a "super saver" mail ad. If people who call themselves "journalist
38 Post contains images Superfly : Well said! Very well said! There is no list to speak of, left or right.
39 Post contains images Halls120 : oh, really? I beg to differ. So tell us all how you'd kick Diane Lane out of your bed.
40 Falstaff : I was in love with my 6th hour teacher my senior year in high school. I would have loved it if she took advantage of me. I think Bill Cosby is great.
41 Post contains images Superfly : So I guess you're gonna start a thread about Rudy Giuliani?
42 Post contains images Falstaff : Don't get me started on that guy!
43 HuskyAviation : Isn't that why they call it "local news"? If it were supposed to be national news or international news, they would call it that. Sometimes people li
44 Post contains images Confuscius : When was the last time you saw the media fixate on an old missing attractive white woman? Any news on the missing candy heiress Helen Vorhees Brach? S
45 SCCutler : For the Dallas/Ft. Worth Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area: RACE White 3,629,477 69.5% Black or African American 712,584 13.6% American Indian a
46 Post contains images DeltaGator : I think you need to edit your numbers a little better before you just cut and paste. For example...White 3,629,47769.5%...I think there should be a s
47 D L X : Supe, I don't even think they know what we're talking about. That's how bad the reporting is.
48 Post contains links Superfly : Oh of course not. The only major news outlet that reported this case is National Public Radio (N.P.R.). http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?
49 Post contains links and images ConcordeBoy : In the name of "fairness" (ironic, when applied to this particular topic), there have indeed been two: LaToyia Figueroa and Tamika Huston: LaToyia--
50 Superfly : It shouldn't have come to that.
51 ConcordeBoy : Again, not true. Air America's various hosts have been going on about it all day today, and I'm seeing media outlets from as far ranging as Iowa and
52 ConcordeBoy : True, but that's not exactly unusual either. Sure you have your Laci Peterson and McCann cases, that basically seem on autopilot.... but I don't beli
53 D L X : I'm pretty sure the only reason they got the massive coverage was so the media could say they cover blacks too. It's the old, "Some of my best friend
54 BigOrange : This woman is still missing, and her a**hole boyfriend is not giving up any secrets. Hopefully his innocent and very upset wife and kid gets a decent
55 ConcordeBoy : To an extent, yes I'd certainly agree... and in the case of Huston, the media really didn't even "want" to cover her all that much. Her family was te
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