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Justified outrage?

I have attempted to stray away from the media circus surrounding the Casey Anthony trial and public condemnation of the family. The fervor over receiving justice for little Caylee became a pastime for many Americans as they sat, watched, waited and some, praying for justice.

My concern ran deep for the little girl, staring sweetly into the lens of the camera. Her picture circulated the nation and captivated every audience. Has her death somehow been vindicated due to the trial, presentation of evidence, and ultimate decision of the jury? That falls beyond my scope of expertise, my concern has always been with the fascination that has surrounded THIS particular case. Caylee Anthony’s body was found in 2008, how many children have gone missing, killed, or exploited since then?

While my goal within this case is not to condemn those for being fascinated and disheartened with the aspects of Caylee’s death, my confusion does arise at the lack of concern for children in similar capacities. Browsing websites for the missing and exploited children and my heart grows heavy, my blood boils. The amount (averaged at 795,000 a year) of children that are missing and exploited each year is astounding, yet this fails to make front page headlines, 2 cases a week are barely mentioned within national television spots.

Remember the 3 year old boy in Mississippi that was burned alive by his mom when she placed him in an oven? No? I am not surprised; the story was played within the local outlets but never saw the light of day outside of the state. What about the parents that starved their child to death in Alabama? Still not familiar?

It is no surprise that these stories are absolute horrifying, even more devastating is the blatant disregard the media/public has shown. No pictures are placed up of children such as these on Facebook profiles-I saw friends do this for little Caylee today. There were no national vigils, no screaming protestors outside the courtroom of the none-televised trials, and no Nancy Grace… screaming at the injustice of it all.

The argument is not whether one should be outraged concerning the death of a little girl, the concern lies in why is the outrage limited to merely one?

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July 8, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

7 Comments »

  1. I felt that this was a media overrride as well. Children disappear daily and it is a slap in the face to their families when it receives little to no attention. My heart goes out to little Caylee but it does the same for all missing and exploited children.

    Comment by Rachel | July 8, 2011 | Reply

  2. Great blog. I agree with this withouth hesitation.

    Comment by Dana | July 8, 2011 | Reply

  3. Do you think race has anything to do with the media attention given to this particular case?

    Comment by Justin | July 8, 2011 | Reply

    • Ultimately one cannot help but notice the similarities of certain cases that have gone mainstream and those that have not.

      Comment by politicallysavvy | July 8, 2011 | Reply

  4. I always found the fascination with it so odd and frustrating.

    Comment by Stephanie | July 8, 2011 | Reply

  5. My thoughts exactly.

    Comment by Vivianne | July 9, 2011 | Reply

  6. Fox news had something on TV everyday about Casey, They pushed this as hard as they could, A cute blonde white girl, most people became enraged at what they were seeing, directing it at Casey’s mom, whom ultimately could not be proven to be responsible for Casey’s death. I find that FOX news does this to distract people from real world issues which they should be concerned about.

    When a news outlet can control the population in such a way to manipulate their thought process, it becomes a weapon to be used to control the masses. This is something the religious right also does, hence the Tea Party and their corrupt political tactics. I have zero feeling about Casey’s mom’s guilt or innocence, I feel people need to leave her alone rather than continuing the torturous activities which FOX News employed.

    Comment by NitePagan | August 24, 2011 | Reply


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