Sorry it’s been so long since I posted last, as I know you’re all just waiting breathlessly to hear what’s on my mind. </sarcasm>.
Been a rough and busy week. Doctor’s appointments in Columbia, Ryan’s birthday, and a host of other things all equal exhaustion for me and for Tishia as well.
I read a news article this morning about how high-profile cases like the Casey Anthony trial and the Jon-Benet Ramsey murder can actually overshadow the horrible things that are happening every day. For instance, in 2008, the same year little Caylee Anthony was killed, there were over 1700 children who died of abuse or neglect. This does not include the number of children taken and/or killed by predators outside the home. Similar numbers exist for the year Jon-Benet was murdered.
What do you think? Does the voyeuristic nature of 24 hour news lead us to focus on the glitzy cases and ignore others? Or do these cases simply select themselves to be sensational? Surely no one can argue that the coverage of both the Anthony and Ramsey cases was thorough, exhaustive, and absolutely lurid.
Thoughts? In the meanwhile, let’s try to remember that these awful things don’t just happen to pretty little girls, as the impression given by the MSM would tell you.