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  •  Please tell me what was cruel or casual... (0+ / 0-)

    ...in what I wrote. I'm genuinely curious, because I don't think we're coming from different pages here.

    In this case, I think JBR was victimized by the initial assault and murder. And then she was victimized again by a media and public that wanted to see sexualized images of a child played out on their TV sets night after night, or endless newsmagazine specials about Internet predators.

    •  It's not you per se--but the attiutde of some (0+ / 0-)

      that pedophilia has been overdone and overcovered--which you implied in your comments on Dateline. Yes, it has been sensationalized.  Yes. the JBR case was appallingly ahndled and the family went through hell  (though the police WERE not wrong in looking closely t the family because most murders are committed by those closest to the victim, since they are most likely to have motive and opportunity--and incest IS all too common).

      Myself, I'd like to see less coverage and less sensationalism of cases--but more attention paid to issues liek epdophilia and incest and domestic violence.  

      I reacted to those who were saying that we need less coverage of dead pretty white girls--actually I think we need MORE coverage missing minority children, not less coverage of a white victim.  Yes, most abductions re done by non-custodial parents, and yes, most missing kids are runaways--but there are pedophiles and sex killers out there who prey on the innocent. You can never cover that too much, and it can be doen without sensationalism.  SO I think you are wrong about Dateline's coverage of going after Internet predators. It's a real danger.

      I had a brush with it. My idiotic niece when she was 12, wanted to play with out computer, and went into a chat room for 14+ and up--I only learned that later.  People starting IMing her as soon as they found out she was a dancer.  And shortly after she got off, I started getting disgusting teenage porn--with names of sites like "Horny Thai Teen Sluts" and :Nasty Teen nymphos".  Complained to the server, and ti finally stopped after several days.  SO I know there are those out there who target young teens and kids. And she was too naive,a t 12, to realize that.  If I hadn't  been keeping an eye on it, it could have been a lot worse.

      The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

      by irishwitch on Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 04:51:27 PM PDT

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