A young woman went missing some days ago and the media went nuts. If you Google Gabby Petito, you’ll get over 38 million hits. Three weeks ago, 22 year-old Petito lived in an ordinary pool of family and friends likely only a few hundred people deep. If you weren’t a family member or went to school with this young woman, she was just another drop in the humanitarian ocean that is the USA.
It is nearly unthinkable for me to imagine anything I agree with coming from the mouth of Joy Behar, but something she said this week about Petito is not only true, but very sad and very telling about the kind of society we have become. Quoted on her TV show, The View, Behar said, “People are also calling the obsession over Petito’s case another example of Missing White Woman Syndrome. When people of color go missing, it’s barely covered by the media and mostly ignored by the public.”
Behar is right but with a caveat. When anything is “barely covered by the media”, by definition it does not get out to the public, not ignored by the public, but simply not disclosed to them. The media defines what gets blown up and what gets blown over. Media mogul William Randolph Hearst famously said, “If it bleeds it leads”, not only a crass catch-phrase but true then and today.
It’s what doesn’t piss-off Behar and other Leftists that is most telling of their own biases. Every day some 1800 people are reported missing according to the National Crime Information Center, (NCIC.) Almost 700 of those every year are found dead. That’s two nameless, faceless and forgotten people per day, on average.
But Behar, the race-baiting pimp that she is makes it racial in her criticism. Two unpublicized and anonymous people a day, every day, gone, never mind their race, age or sex, still someone that others loved. Behar doesn’t address this, just like she doesn’t care about or address the fact that every day, (if you want to go racial), black on black crime, shootings and homicides are decimating the black community.
If you’re still convinced there is no significant media bias in this country, fathom why the media is mute on the fact that on average, every day in the United States of America seven black men are shot and killed by other black men, this according to FBI Crime statistics from the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, (2016.)
Behar, her ilk, the pseudo-intellectually lazy-Left and their hand-maidens in the media squelch this reality because of the blood it splashes onto their rose-colored glasses. The logical explanation for Gabby Petito becoming a media star only in her walk with death is the fact that the media cares more about pretty, upper-middle class white girls than they do about murdered minorities. Before you’re too quick to blame the media exclusively, take a good look in the mirror and remember they play to a willing audience of the consumers of that product.