Saturday, June 04, 2005

Race and the media, 2005 edition

Recent Mountain Brook High School graduate Natalee Holloway, a white woman, has been missing in Aruba for six days. Her disappearance has received national media attention -- it's the top story on -- and a Google News search on her name returns almost 800 hits and counting.

Hayes Middle School assistant principal Walter Moore, a black man, has been missing from his Birmingham home for almost two weeks. His disappearance received an 11-sentence Birmingham News story Friday, and a Google News search on his name returns four hits, none of them about his case.

Here's hoping that both Holloway and Moore turn up alive and well, and that one day our media will value all people equally.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would've entitled this post "The Hotness Factor and The Media, 2005 Edition".

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget wealth either. HLR has been missing for nearly two years now, and we haven't heard a damned thing about that recently.


11:28 PM  

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