What Fresh Hell Is This?

May 5, 2014

If it were 200+ white girls...

On Saturday, President Obama joked about CNN's obsessive coverage of missing plane MH370 and his trip to Malaysia, saying "The lengths we have to go to, to get CNN coverage these days. I think they're still searching for their table." The really sad joke is that if 200+ white girls had gone missing, we'd have wall-to-wall coverage on all stations and everyone would be clamoring for some type of action. US Secretary of State John Kerry did say on that same Saturday that 'Washington will do “everything possible” to help Nigeria deal with Boko Haram militants, following the kidnapping of scores of schoolgirls.'

If you think these girl's lives are as important as the typical single missing white woman/girl story that the media loves to obsess over, please attend today's rally:

Pittsburgh Women Rallying to #BringBackOURGirls 
When: Today (May, 5, 2014), 7:00 pm 
Where: Freedom Corner, Centre Ave. & Crawford Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (map)
Facebook Event Page: Here

1 comment:

StandingBull said...

A sign of the times? There are hundreds of "white girls" who go missing --every day. They're just not concentrated in one region of the world that happens to be run by a Muslim sect that frankly, doesn't seem to care all that much. But who's counting! The fact is, I think you may have it all wrong. I think there's a distinct possibility that if the girls were white (e.g. Syrian genocide, rapes), there might be even less coverage. In the end, it's not about race, it's about what sells --as long as the truth doesn't offend anyone, of course.