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Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:02 am

I was just wondering do you think it exists? why or why not?
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:16 am

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.

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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:21 am

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.
 
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:22 am

What in the hell are you all talking about?
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:31 am

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?
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:33 am

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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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:41 am

Ah.............................................what?
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:57 am

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

Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:29 am

At first I thought this was about some dude with yellow fever missing his own kind.
 
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:46 am

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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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:53 am

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
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:22 pm

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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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:34 pm

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.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:43 pm

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?
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:50 pm

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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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:51 pm

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

Your name isn't Patrick, by chance?  Wink

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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:06 pm

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?
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:27 pm

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.

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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:37 pm

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.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:40 pm

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.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:00 pm

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/

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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:04 pm

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.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:28 pm

They're all having a party at my place  Smile (well the hot ones at least)  Wink
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:34 pm

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 17):
thats an oxymoron

No it isn't. You will learn when you grow up.  wink 
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:36 pm

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.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:44 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
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?

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 because her husband was the prime suspect and nowhere to be found. He is also wanted in the disappearance of his ex wife too. They still have not found either.

Another big case around here was a missing woman who was of a Filipino background.

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):
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.

That is the case. Same with minorities around here. If they are women and good looking it is news. If they are not good looking they have to be rich or old.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:52 pm

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 25):
That is the case. Same with minorities around here. If they are women and good looking it is news. If they are not good looking they have to be rich or old.

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 good looking.

But at the national level 99 times out of 100 you are only going to hear about Whitey.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:21 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):
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

Also good looking female teachers who are molesting teenage high school boys seems to be all the rage these days
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:27 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):
while ignoring all the ugly white, black, yellow, green, red, or purple women out there who disappear on a daily basis.

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 attention.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:46 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 28):
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 attention.

White is beautiful...the rest...just kidding.  Wink

I do remember one or two cases vaguely of a black chick disappearing on the national level but it was quickly surpassed by some white broad I'm guessing. So recheck my logic and make it just semi-attractive to attractive white chicks that get the press. Not saying it's right, just the reality of it.

On a different note let me spin it this way...blacks make up what? 12-13% of the US population? How many of them watch the news on a regular basis? Versus white folks who make up a bigger percentage of the population. I have no idea how many of those watch the news but sheer numbers over black folks really gives you your answer here...ratings.

Why do you think so many black oriented shows fail on TV? They could be the best written show in the world and the funniest thing since sliced bread to black folks. If whitey doesn't understand it they are going to watch it and the show is going to get cancelled. Same goes for reporting unfortunately.

And yes, I know The Cosby Show was successful but be honest. It was written so whitey would find it humorous thus the ratings it got.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:12 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 29):
On a different note let me spin it this way...

How about doing away with "spin" altogether?

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 29):
How many of them watch the news on a regular basis? Versus white folks who make up a bigger percentage of the population. I have no idea how many of those watch the news but sheer numbers over black folks really gives you your answer here...ratings.

Totally besides the point. If someone is missing and possibly harm has been done, it should go reported. What you are implying is that Whites only care about other Whites. That is not true and could be interpreted as bigoted and offensive.

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 29):
Why do you think so many black oriented shows fail on TV? They could be the best written show in the world and the funniest thing since sliced bread to black folks. If whitey doesn't understand it they are going to watch it and the show is going to get cancelled. Same goes for reporting unfortunately.

I don't watch TV so I can't answer that question. Keep in mind, The Cosby Show did well because Bill Cosby is a fantastic and well known actor.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:26 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 30):
Totally besides the point. If someone is missing and possibly harm has been done, it should go reported.

I agree with you. The news outlets don't though it seems.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 30):
What you are implying is that Whites only care about other Whites. That is not true and could be interpreted as bigoted and offensive.

I never said white folks only care about missing white folks. I said that the news folks care about ratings and based on sheer numbers alone a missing white chick is going to pull more viewers than a missing black chick. Not being bigoted, just realistic based on the numbers of viewers. I didn't say it was right. I'm just saying that's how it works.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 30):
I don't watch TV so I can't answer that question. Keep in mind, The Cosby Show did well because Bill Cosby is a fantastic and well known actor.

That is very true but the show also targeted mainstream middle America. When they spun off A Different World and it dealt with more of the young black professional and college experience those ratings weren't that great based on just the number of folks watching which led to its eventual cancellation because they didn't have the ad revenue due to lower ratings. It very well may have been a great show but if people aren't watching it it won't succeed. Same goes for the news.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:34 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 31):
Not being bigoted, just realistic based on the numbers of viewers. I didn't say it was right. I'm just saying that's how it works.

Sorry for attacking you.  banghead 

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 31):
It very well may have been a great show but if people aren't watching it it won't succeed. Same goes for the news.

I am glad you realize this. This is why it infuriates me when conservatives label 'the media' as being liberal when in reality, the media is far from liberal.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:45 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 32):
I am glad you realize this. This is why it infuriates me when conservatives label 'the media' as being liberal when in reality, the media is far from liberal.

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 bad as some would portray it...no. But it is far from neutral in any way shape or form.

There's reporting on the President not showing up for flight school and falsifying docs about it versus the Mormon chick getting kidnapped by the crazy bum her parents allowed in the house to help with stuff.

Both are news and both are done for ratings. But one wouldn't have happened without a liberal slant of Dan Rather and his crew versus just playing the numbers on Elizabeth Smart (finally remembered her name) and knowing that a cute blond girl is going to atrract viewers.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 32):
Sorry for attacking you.

No problem. Have a Diet Coke and get your morning caffeine since it's still early out West.  Wink
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:10 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 33):
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 bad as some would portray it...no. But it is far from neutral in any way shape or form.



Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 33):
But one wouldn't have happened without a liberal slant of Dan Rather and his crew versus just playing the numbers on Elizabeth Smart (finally remembered her name) and knowing that a cute blond girl is going to atrract viewers.

There are plenty of conservaitves in the media. Also the stories that are reported are hardly biased in favor of liberals.

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 33):
Have a Diet Coke and get your morning caffeine since it's still early out West.

Coffee for me.  Smile
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:28 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 32):
I am glad you realize this. This is why it infuriates me when conservatives label 'the media' as being liberal when in reality, the media is far from liberal.



Quoting Superfly (Reply 34):
There are plenty of conservaitves in the media. Also the stories that are reported are hardly biased in favor of liberals.

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, Once again the list is small
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:30 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 34):
There are plenty of conservaitves in the media. Also the stories that are reported are hardly biased in favor of liberals.

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 liberal scandal would get swept under the rug by a liberal media when in fact they don't. Not so much that the liberal bias doesn't exist but cases like that do one thing...sell ad space and bring in viewers so of course they get reported regardless of what side of the aisle they are on.

There are though many reporters out there that let their personal opinions flow through to there newscasts. That is something different and does exist.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:34 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 5):
There are plenty of ugly white girls who go missing we never hear about.

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.

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 29):
blacks make up what? 12-13% of the US population? How many of them watch the news on a regular basis?

If people who call themselves "journalists" are saying "this piece of information is only going to be news for Blacks" and choose "news" that they feel will get them ratings in the majority population, then they aren't actually being journalists, and should get none of the benefits of the First Amendment. They have switched from news speech to commercial speech, which is not protected. This is why I hate the media. Screw the discussion of political leanings -- it's all about money. (Maybe you could generalize and say that cityfolk have more money than countryfolk, and that's why the media is beholden to the people who live in cities, and thus tend to lean liberal.)

(But if we are going to talk about supposed liberal bias in the media, I would posit that the lack of Jena 6 coverage defeats that argument wholesale.)
 
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:41 am

Quoting D L X (Reply 37):
(But if we are going to talk about supposed liberal bias in the media, I would posit that the lack of Jena 6 coverage defeats that argument wholesale.)

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Quoting Wingnut767 (Reply 35):
The list is small. Editors, Once again the list is small

There is no list to speak of, left or right.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:32 am

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 16):
Quoting Halls120 (Reply 13):
old missing attractive white woman

thats an oxymoron

oh, really? I beg to differ. So tell us all how you'd kick Diane Lane out of your bed.

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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:30 am

Quoting Wingnut767 (Reply 27):
Also good looking female teachers who are molesting teenage high school boys seems to be all the rage these days

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.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 30):
The Cosby Show did well because Bill Cosby is a fantastic and well known actor.

I think Bill Cosby is great. He makes people laugh without crude language. One of my favorites is the Noah's ark bit and any bit where he talked about his dad and brother Russel. That is some funny stuff.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 32):
the media is far from liberal.

I'd say they tend to be on the dumb side. The media can be liberal on some issue. They choose what they like. They always are big on gun control. They love to paint gun owners as a bunch of nuts. They also report facts that are untrue. That however is for another post.

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 39):
So tell us all how you'd kick Diane Lane out of your bed

No kicking here!
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:34 am

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 40):
The media can be liberal on some issue. They choose what they like. They always are big on gun control. They love to paint gun owners as a bunch of nuts. They also report facts that are untrue. That however is for another post.

So I guess you're gonna start a thread about Rudy Giuliani?  Wink
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Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:37 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 41):
So I guess you're gonna start a thread about Rudy Giuliani?

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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:57 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 18):
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.



Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 19):
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.

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 like to know what's going on in their town/city/region. It has nothing to do with an American "stereotype."
 
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:46 pm

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? She disappeared back in 1977.

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Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:02 pm

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 16):


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

Tell us the ethnic makeup of NORTH Texas?

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 and Alaska Native 30,110 0.6%
Asian 192,726 3.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 3,430 0.1%
Some other race 522,256 10.0%
Two or more races 131,218 2.5%

HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Hispanic or Latino 1,119,610 100.0%
White 532,684 47.6%
Black or African American 6,961 0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 7,093 0.6%
Asian 1,295 0.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 405 0.0%
Some other race 516,864 46.2%
Two or more races 54,308 4.9%

(Source - 2000 Census)
...

So, what's your point?
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:50 pm

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 45):
For the Dallas/Ft. Worth Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area:

I think you need to edit your numbers a little better before you just cut and paste.  Wink

For example...White 3,629,47769.5%...I think there should be a space between 3,629,477 and 69.5%

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 45):
So, what's your point?

That perhaps there are a fair amount, some might even call it a majority, of white folks thus the reporting of missing white folks on the news? Lighten up Francis.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:48 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 38):
Quoting D L X (Reply 37):
(But if we are going to talk about supposed liberal bias in the media, I would posit that the lack of Jena 6 coverage defeats that argument wholesale.)


Well said!
Very well said!

Supe, I don't even think they know what we're talking about. That's how bad the reporting is.
 
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:58 pm

Quoting D L X (Reply 47):
Supe, I don't even think they know what we're talking about. That's how bad the reporting is.

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?storyId=14214971




The only Presidential candidate to talk about this is Barack Obama.

http://campaignsandelections.com/nh/releases/index.cfm?ID=4022


All the other stories are from local press in Louisiana.
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RE: Missing White Woman Syndrome

Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:40 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):

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?



Quoting Superfly (Reply 28):
I can't think of a single case that received national attention.



In the name of "fairness" (ironic, when applied to this particular topic), there have indeed been two:

LaToyia Figueroa and Tamika Huston:

LaToyia-- well, she fit just about all of the categories (female, youth, relative wealth, beauty, pregnant/new-mother, etc), except that she was Black. Though the nationwide attention didn't last very long with this case (my guess would be due to its relatively swift resolution), it did indeed achieve the scope of the Laci Peterson or Natalie Holloway sagas, and her story was broadcast in national primetime for well over a week, by every major US medium:



FoxNews article
MSNBC article
CNN article
USAToday article
NPR article




And the there was Tamika-- she was a real anomaly in that she fit even less of the typical "criteria". Gotta hand it to her family though: they wouldn't let up until she got national attention, and they paraded the existence of MWWS out and loud for all the world to see, as they felt that's what it'd take to get their story out.

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