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Old 07-05-2011, 04:09 PM   #16
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Recognizing that you're quoting someone else and may not be equipped to answer this, but what exactly are the elements that make people care about this case more than others? I just can't see it, myself.
Agreed, and I think the fascination with this case is a gigantic waste of time and media resources.

I don't know the facts of the case other than a child was killed and Anthony was accused, so I really can't have an opinion on the not guilty verdict.

The coverage of it all baffles me however.
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:15 PM   #17
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My friends lazy ass wife sat on her ass for the past month watching this trial. Trials are very slow and boring unless you have skin in the game. I know how she could sit on her ass for that long I don't get how she could watch the trial. She is the poster child of why American's are over weight.
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Really? It is not even good.
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Recognizing that you're quoting someone else and may not be equipped to answer this, but what exactly are the elements that make people care about this case more than others? I just can't see it, myself.

I can speak for myself as far as why I was drawn in. I think I got drawn in becasue I have a 3 year old now it is impossible for me to think someone could do this to a child.

Now by drawn in I have watched it out of the corner of my eye. there are folks or should I say moms in my office that have hung on every word of it. I think they are drawn for the same reason I was but more so because they are moms.

I say the same thing about missing children, if you went by the media you think just a handful of kids are taken each year but then you go to the post office and there are a ton of missing kid photo's, why are some blasted on the big screen while others are not even mentioned.

I think in order for it to be wide spread the victims and or the criminals need to be close to your typical American family. The closer they are too the typical American family the more drawn in folks become becasue it becomes a "this could easily happen to me " thing.

As far as OJ he is celebrate so that was easily the draw.
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Recognizing that you're quoting someone else and may not be equipped to answer this, but what exactly are the elements that make people care about this case more than others? I just can't see it, myself.
This has always fascinated me.

One thing I heard a while back is this: you almost never hear about stories like this that center around anything but young white females.
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Recognizing that you're quoting someone else and may not be equipped to answer this, but what exactly are the elements that make people care about this case more than others? I just can't see it, myself.
Several moving parts to this answer...first the story is actually 3 parts...missing child, childs death and mother's arrest, and the trial. It plays like a book, each section with its perfect creshendo of drama. Second are the players...the innocence of a beautiful child, the all-american-suburbean girl-next-door, and the disfunctional family. All these players can be easily related to most americans. Lastly, our tabloid, explotive culture which is media driven in ratings and advertsing. Information and opinion is presented 24/7/365 in multi access vehicles...tv, internet, phone, radio blah blah blah.

I havent followed the story, but good lord I cant avoid it either.
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Several moving parts to this answer...first the story is actually 3 parts...missing child, childs death and mother's arrest, and the trial. It plays like a book, each section with its perfect creshendo of drama. Second are the players...the innocence of a beautiful child, the all-american-suburbean girl-next-door, and the disfunctional family. All these players can be easily related to most americans. Lastly, our tabloid, explotive culture which is media driven in ratings and advertsing. Information and opinion is presented 24/7/365 in multi access vehicles...tv, internet, phone, radio blah blah blah.

I havent followed the story, but good lord I cant avoid it either.

Well said.
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Several moving parts to this answer...first the story is actually 3 parts...missing child, childs death and mother's arrest, and the trial. It plays like a book, each section with its perfect creshendo of drama. Second are the players...the innocence of a beautiful child, the all-american-suburbean girl-next-door, and the disfunctional family. All these players can be easily related to most americans. Lastly, our tabloid, explotive culture which is media driven in ratings and advertsing. Information and opinion is presented 24/7/365 in multi access vehicles...tv, internet, phone, radio blah blah blah.

I havent followed the story, but good lord I cant avoid it either.
Good answer, that makes some sense. I still don't get it, but I guess the sequential revealing of parts of the information would hook some folks like a Lifetime movie.

On the media point though, do you think the media can actually influence what people are interested in? Or do you think people dictate what the media shows? I think it's the latter. If Nancy Grace is on at the mechanic's while I'm getting my car fixed, even if I'm exposed to her I don't find myself the least bit interested in what she's saying. All I'm doing is looking around the room with pleading eyes begging for the channel to be changed to Sports Center.

Clearly there are people that are interested in the Casey Anthony story, that's why the media covers it. I guess it's like a real life whodunit to some people.

I could just never credit a blowhard like Nancy Grace with ever making a single soul care about something.
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On the media point though, do you think the media can actually influence what people are interested in? Or do you think people dictate what the media shows? I think it's the latter. If Nancy Grace is on at the mechanic's while I'm getting my car fixed, even if I'm exposed to her I don't find myself the least bit interested in what she's saying. All I'm doing is looking around the room with pleading eyes begging for the channel to be changed to Sports Center.

Clearly there are people that are interested in the Casey Anthony story, that's why the media covers it. I guess it's like a real life whodunit to some people.

I could just never credit a blowhard like Nancy Grace with ever making a single soul care about something.
I think you're an exception. I generally think people are gossipy and nosey and want "in on the info" about stories like this. What the media does is somehow pick and choose which stories become the big ones. It's not like this woman killing her kid is unique in much of any way. And I don't buy that he story played out in a way that made it more "TV friendly". I think it happened and the local station did a good initial job getting it out and because it is about a mom maybe killing her young white female child the national media looks at it and throws it against the wall to see if it sticks. And of course it stick because our immobile laszy populace loves this crap.
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I think you're an exception. I generally think people are gossipy and nosey and want "in on the info" about stories like this. What the media does is somehow pick and choose which stories become the big ones. It's not like this woman killing her kid is unique in much of any way. And I don't buy that he story played out in a way that made it more "TV friendly". I think it happened and the local station did a good initial job getting it out and because it is about a mom maybe killing her young white female child the national media looks at it and throws it against the wall to see if it sticks. And of course it stick because our immobile laszy populace loves this crap.
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Think about this though- if she really didn't do it, she just spent about 3 years in jail for nothing. That sucks. Plus she'll never shed the stigma from this case. If I were her I'd cut/dye my hair, change my name, and move far far away.
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Think about this though- if she really didn't do it, she just spent about 3 years in jail for nothing. That sucks. Plus she'll never shed the stigma from this case. If I were her I'd cut/dye my hair, change my name, and move far far away.
she was actually found guilty of 4 counts of misleading police and they'll probably give her time served, i think each count is up to one year.

it will be intersting to see if he vanishes or tries to cash in on interview and book deals, i'm guessing the latter of the two. the one thing i know about this bitch that is an undeniable fact is, she is f-ing insane.
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I think you had a couple of different elements that made this case unique. First of all, Caylee Anthony was reported missing 31 days after she was actually missing. So not only do you have a missing person's case, in this case a toddler, but now an apparent cover up as well.

Secondly, a major news network, HLN which is a spinoff of CNN, singlehanded embraced and publicized this case for nearly three years. Nancy Grace has been beating this Casey Anthony is guilty drum for a few years and wouldn't let it go. So once the trial started, the other media outlets had to join the ratings rat race, hence the obsession.

But allow me to play the race card for a second (I know I'm going to get some blow back and disagreement on this, but oh well). Had Caylee Anthony been Tyrone Jamaal Anthony or Miguel Felipe Anthony, this shit would have never been mentioned in the local media much less become a national obsession. While I'm not directly accusing the media of blatant racism, they do pick and choose which stories they deem important and worthy of coverage and airtime and more often than not, these missing person cases tend to favor caucasions.
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Women in particular are all fired up about this, and while I understand I think the right decision was made. There was just no evidence that directly tied her to the death of her daughter, it was all circumstantial at best. There's no doubt to me she had some sort of involvement, to what extent we'll probably never know.
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Several moving parts to this answer...first the story is actually 3 parts...missing child, childs death and mother's arrest, and the trial. It plays like a book, each section with its perfect creshendo of drama. Second are the players...the innocence of a beautiful child, the all-american-suburbean girl-next-door, and the disfunctional family. All these players can be easily related to most americans. Lastly, our tabloid, explotive culture which is media driven in ratings and advertsing. Information and opinion is presented 24/7/365 in multi access vehicles...tv, internet, phone, radio blah blah blah.

I havent followed the story, but good lord I cant avoid it either.

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