Missouri 10-Year-Old-Girl Murder Case Links
Here's a round-up of Kansas City links regarding the tragic recent murder that has resonated throughout the nation . . .
More than any other station . . . Fox4 has dominated (and maybe saturated) coverage on this one. Some of their stories are helpful, so take a look:
Springfield abduction serves as a warning to other parents and children
Man who chased kidnapper remembers little girl’s smile
Metro mom knows the pain of having a daughter kidnapped
Best friend remembers Hailey Owens for her humor and energy
Conversation with kids about tragedy should be appropriate, honest
All of those stories are linked without comment and just for folks who are interested in the topic.
As far as this blog is concerned, like many other topics . . . This one just really doesn't move the radar on TKC and I don't particularly feel like slamming local newsies or newswatchers who might be more into this kind of coverage . . . I just always think it's weird that newsies never realize when or why they'll tear up over some stories and not others.
Yes, there is a disparity angle and Kansas City would be a better place if WE cared more about our young-girls who have been murdered senselessly. But we've had that discussion time and time again . . . And I don't feel like it right now.
What might be more interesting to consider is that for TKC . . . Springfield might as well be on Mars - I'm never gonna go there if I don't have to . . . And the place just holds no interest and doesn't contain anything noteworthy for this blog . . . So the proximity and somewhat local nature of the story isn't really there for a great many KC residents . . . But notice the wall-to-wall coverage and justapose it with this not-so-fun-fact:
We're living in an era where massive human rights abuses and death camps still exist. What's going on in North Korea is nearly as bad what Hitler and Stalin created . . . But for the most part Kansas City newsies aren't even vaguely familiar with a recent U.N. report revealing as much.
You decide what's important . . . More in a bit . . .