posted on Sep, 13 2004 @ 04:55 PM
Originally posted by sturod84
lets look at laci peterson. an isolated murder case, are there not hundreds of murders all around the world everyday? why is this one so deserving of
such excesive media coverage? simple, the american population feeds off of the ever twisted plot to fill their own lack of emotional engagments. its
like a grand sick soap opera.
I say the same thing all the time...What's so special about this?! Doesn't this same thing happen a hundred times over every day...
As an example, just look at the thread in ATS on killer pit bulls...all driven by media coverage of only
pit bull attacks...or the news
outbreak two years ago with shark attacks....I guess no one's gotten bit since then?!
From the way I see it, it's a complex combination of emotions that are involved which create this desrie for people to "stay tuned":
I'm sure loads more could fit in here...but I don't think it's just one emotion that keeps us drawn in...it's its own emotion that plays off of
many other factors, including the way the material is presented...
And then the media love to throw in these nice photoshopped images that represent their coverage topic - It seems like they're always ready for
anything to happen - like it's someone's job to think of tragedies all day and create logos for them...crazy...