Sunday, June 05, 2005

Not Far Enough

Volokh conspirator Orin Kerr says what needs to be said even though it's obvious:
I am often amazed at how brazen the MSM can be in selecting what types of missing persons reports it selects as leading stories, especially on websites and TV. The missing person is almost always young; always a woman; always white; and always attractive...Still, a person who followed the MSM uncritically might think that the only missing people in America are young attractive white women.
But he also issues this disclaimer:
I can't stress enough that I am not saying this story isn't newsworthy. Every missing persons report is potentially newsworthy [emphasis mine].
Give me a fucking break. Not every missing persons report is even potentially newsworthy. Apropos of which, that runaway bride is facing up to five years in prison, for, um, felony lying, and even more seriously, 25 to life for felony* creating false hopes in the infotainment media that there would be another dead white woman on whom to do blanket round the clock reportage with live updates from the scene of the crime, the trial of her murderer/ex-fiancee, and with any luck, his term on death row and eventual execution.

I know that people get lazy during the summer, but fuck, with the Michael Jackson acquittal almost finished, some rich weirdo better step up to the plate and stab a transsexual or molest an adolescent horse or else there might be nothing but new disclosures about the US gov't's secret system of detention, rendition, and torture in the War For Freedom, and we can't have that, can we, because (as experts note) freedom of the press will only survive if the media act as sufficiently pliant and willing valets-de-pouvoir.



*but only in the second degree, since prosecutors agree it wasn't premeditated, and she will therefore be eligible for parole if convicted**


**she will be convicted

3 Comments:

At 11:52 AM, Blogger Arlo Harshenstein said...

Finally, someone with a little sense about the whole Jackson situation. Try to talk some sense in to Nostradamus, if you dare...

 
At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

put jacko jail and him play with the big boys..then let him put his lipstick on

 
At 4:57 PM, Anonymous Rick said...

I think "anonymous" just demonstrated the problem quite succintly. The christian public would rather drool and fantasize about boy-fucking, State-enforced punishment and homosexual rape. They just can't help it.

 

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