I pretty much gave up on watching the news years ago. There is not too much “good news” out there worth listening too. This week, the media as been going crazy over the Casey Anthony trial. I admit, I have not followed it at all (I have had a few other things on my mind the last 2 years) so I can not comment on whether or not she is guilty. However, I do wonder, why the media and the “world” cares so much? Many of my friends made comments on facebook yesterday when the verdict was given. I remember when the OJ trail was going on, I watched it with my co-workers, and they were placing bets on the results. I refused to participate in that. I don’t understand how some cases are such public news, and others are not heard about again. As horrible as it may be, I am sure that there are many parents that kill their children – we just never hear about it. Why did we hear about Caylee? Why Jon Benonit? Is it because they are pretty little white girls? Clearly OJ was because he was “famous”. What bothers me most about these cases, is that people focus so much on the KILLER and we seem to forget that there was a VICTIM. (the topic of victim rights is another topic I could go off on, but not today)
Perhaps we will never know who killed that little girl – or so many of the children that go missing and are murdered every year, that we may never know about, because they just aren’t “newsworthy” outside of their family. I think the best thing we can do is to pray for the lost ones, and pray that justice will somehow be brought to them. Pray, that like John Walsh through the murder of his son, something good can come out of something so horrible.
I just found this blog – very well said – I thought