DesertStixI never thought I’d be agreeing with @skiindana but him and @Word_of_the_Lord are right. OP, you’re usually a socially conscious person and I’m surprised you don’t see the national infatuation being a little odd given that girls around this age fall victim to tragedies all the time and, I guess, if they aren’t white Instagram celebrities it doesn’t get the same attention.
I just drove through a reservation with a big regional story about a missing young and attractive Native American girl this past weekend and no one has heard her story. Why is she less important than Gabby Petito to the general public?
I guess not being near a tv at all maybe I'm underestinating how huge this story is.
I probably don't have a good perspective since I haven't seen the news since any of this has been going on. Actually made the thread because I was curious if anybody else had heard about it and wondering what their thoughts were. From the sounds of things im guessing it's 24 7 in the news cycle.
I kind of figured that out through this thread but also people were coming out so hard against it that's more why I'm arguing. Should this be in your face non stop all day, probably not. But the people that were like"omg its not even news" seemed to be going to fsr in the other direction. Probably from frustration of seeing it all day.
I guess at the end of the day once a story gets rolling the media will always double down on it if they feel it's interesting. People who aren't white will get swept under the rug sometimes the same way something happening in suburbia will make the news even if something far worse happened in the city. I do feel like this story had legs before any over hyping.
Idk, I'm on a road trip camping. I don't plan on watching the news at all. Will probably occasionally check in on it out of curiousity and let this thread die.
It feel like sometimes things flip too hard. Like in skiing threads it went from being a dick to new people to "People can do whatever they want, you can't tell people not to side jump rail takeoffs. You were new too!"
Sometimes it's somewhere in the middle ground. I guess if things like this are blowing up on the news all the time I can see the heavy shift against it, but maybe it's in the middle somewhere. Even beyond the white girl thing, people live road trips, national parks, the van thing has been pretty blown up for years. It seemed interesting without knowing how blown out it is in the news.
I really don't even feel invested it just seemed worth arguing. Considering some of the people will turn anything into an argument about covid it actually seemed like something different.
I'm gonna go hike now. Peace out internets.