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Monday, August 28, 2006

Question of the Day: Jon Bennet

Now... most everyone's blogs I have been reading about have to do with questions on the theory of evolution vs. creationism and the like.

I however, will take a different stroll and ask another question.

Ready?... You sure now?
What is it about Jon Bennet's murder that gives her so much publicity?
Now don't get me wrong. I feel for the kid, I really do. It's a shame that such a life had to end so soon and so violently. She was after all only 6 years old.
My food for though is simply this: There are sooo many other children who end up falling victim to crimes whether it be rape or murder or both.
And yet, how many of them (the other cases) do we really hear about?
When the girl was murdered 10 years ago she was ALL over the press. It was A LONG time before she was no longer on the cover page and it was an ever longer period of time before she was no longer talked about in the papers.
Now... 10 years later... she's on the news EVERY DAY.
I understand that it's an interesting case for investigators... but what about the OTHER children?
I really am curious folks. Why is it that we only hear about this one????? In 1996, Colorado had 180 murders and yet the only one the public knows of is this little girl.
So... WHY?

2 Comments:

Blogger Lifewish said...

There's a feedback effect. Journalists cover news that people are interested in; people are interested in stuff they've already heard about. The fact that it's a little girl who's been killed just provides the initian oomph necessary to start this vicious circle.

4:52:00 AM  
Blogger Carmel said...

I know that the media follows the public hype and the public thrives on what the media feeds them. It's just aggravating sometimes. Especially when they just keep rehashing the same thing over and over and over and don't really bring anything new to the table.

All they do is focus on the same "controversy".

1:48:00 PM  

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