Someone please explain to me why the media is so fixated on the Casey Anthony trial. She’s a nobody, like most of the other accused murderers tried in this country every day. She’s a mother accused of killing her child. Many other women have been tried for killing their children. The only reason I see for covering her trial any more than any other is to fill air time and because the other networks are covering it. It’s one-upmanship, pure and simple. Escalation. Like the arms race. Our “news” networks have become little more than televised supermarket tabloids. At least O.J. Simpson was a football hero and celebrity gone nuts. But who is Casey Anthony and why should I care?
4 thoughts on “Casey who?”
I’m not media but I think I am because I haven’t completely figured her mind out yet. Whatever gets ratings though.
Ditto Pied. I have so little interest in this story that I predict it will be the focus of a movie within two years.
As with Scott and Laci Peterson, the only reason her case is receiving such media attention is because she’s a physically attractive, upper middle-class white person. This crap isn’t news. War, disease and disaster, the economy–that is news. Not this crap.
I couldn’t agree more.